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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 59. Motivation: Getting your butt out of the chair

The hardest part of reaching any fitness goal isn’t actually setting the goal, knowing how to achieve it, or even doing the work required to get there. The hardest part of reaching any fitness goal is getting and keeping the motivation to do it.

As a software developer, you’re probably busy. You’ve got broken builds to worry about and bugs that need to be fixed. It seems like there’s always some reason to put off working out and starting that diet until later. The only problem is that “later” never comes.

If you want to be successful with losing weight, becoming the buffest computer programmer in existence, or just getting healthy, you’ll need to learn how to motivate yourself and ...

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