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The majority of these situations can be solved by a mixture of planning, note taking and habit forming. If it is something you do regularly: This is where habit forming can be useful - you will need to start off consciously doing something every time but then it will become automatic. It helps if you always have a specific mental cue that triggers the ...


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I suggest you start with what GTD calls 'natural planning'. You write down ANYTHING you think you need to do/learn to achieve your goal. Don't try to organise this at all yet. Don't sort the list, don't think about who might be involved or responsible yet. After that, you will find you can group the objectives into bigger blocks. You will structure the plan ...


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Since you haven't spelled out what your goal is, I'll take a goal as an example. Let's say your goal is to write a 3D game in C++ in one year and you havn't written a single line of code ever. Your first action should be to make a plan. Something like learn basic C++, learn OpenGL, learn game logic and so on. Break it down, break it down even further than ...


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I am also with you in same boat but here is what I develop for this new year. As for this year I decides to develop a compiler. now for me this take almost a year as I am working as full day developer. So what I do is first find phases of Compiler Compiler construction(means what are the important things that come in compiler so by learning those things ...


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It depends on three points: your knowledge of previous programming language? which language you are trying to learn? for which purpose you are trying to learn? For example, if you are trying to learn C programming language and you have a knowledge of Java, then definitely you can learn it withing 1-1.5 month with good grip. Now if you are tying to ...


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That for sure depends on how many programming languages you already know, and how similar are they to what you already know. Learning ruby for skillfull python developer and learning c++ for a newbie take completely different time. You have to make a reasonable estimation based on your ability, current skills and amount of time you can allocate for the goal ...


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(Edit: This answer might in part answer your other question, too, btw) I think every (learning) goal should be broken down into many much smaller goals. Let's say I want to learn mathematics (I do, so that'll be my example :p). This is how I would approach it (roughly): 1.Set a clear overall goal, keeping the S.M.A.R.T.-criteria in mind: I will be able ...



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