Tuesday, October 16, 2007

EDSK ... self discipline and motivation

Every developer should know self discipline and motivation.

Why is this important?

There are many elements to software development. The chances are that you aren't going to enjoy all of them. Unfortunately though, there will be times when you have to do them. If you don't: certain bugs won't get fixed; features may not get added; customers may be lost; users will be frustrated; documentation won't get written; and your software won't be as good as it should be.

What do you do once you know this?

You find a way to to motivate and discipline yourself to do the things you'd rather not. There are lots of possibilities. What is important is that you find what works for you and don't give up until you do.

What do you think?
Is this something every developer should know? Have you say in the comments.


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