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Re: It's a problem of motivation, Bob

by doran (Deacon)
on May 12, 2004 at 01:08 UTC ( #352622=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to It's a problem of motivation, Bob

Find some small thing to 'fix' first. Get the gratification of a positive result. Often when I'm confronted with a long TODO list, my eyes glaze over and nothing gets done. To get out of the funk, I do little, easy-to-do things that produce near-instant results.

Also, avoid (at first) making changes which don't change anything (eg. removing comments, rearranging routines, renaming variables to better names, etc). These may help readability, but I find they ususally aren't very inspiring. Better yet to find something which can be made more efficient or more scalable. After working on these, I feel I've accomplished something.

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