Take Control of Your Life
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As we approach the end of the year BJ and Will discuss strategies for setting goals to take back control of your life. Actively setting and reviewing goals helps to maintain focus and motivation. It gives significance to our long term improvements. The guys take a top-down approach to setting goals with analogies to programming structure. They start with lifetime goals and work down to daily to do lists to achieve those goals. The majority of the episode is spent discussing the well known S.M.A.R.T. criteria for goal setting and how it applies to programmers at work and in personal life. The episode closes with some tips on prioritizing and maintaining goals in the long term.
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