Top Reads August 2015

Here are my top reads for the month of August 2015. This month I wanted to change it up a bit, take a step back from the developer side of things.

Recently, I’ve been trying to sort out the direction I want to head, goals I want to accomplish. As a side-effect of that, I’m trying to simplify my life and focus on what I feel is important. I want to share some recent articles that have aided me in taking the right mindset. Hopefully you’ll find them helpful as well.

How to Get Good at What You’re Bad At
I wanted to share this one as it gives a unique perspective on comparing two habits, one that is done well, the other not so much. The mindset that works for one, can be applied to the other, to hopefully yield better results.

Too Much to Do, Not Enough Time
As Tim Ferriss has mentioned, time is a non-renewable resource. As such, we all need to be more aware of how we are allocating that resource.

How to Gain More Control Over Your Life
Although what John talks about here seems simple and straight forward, most of the time, its these things that people struggle with when trying to better themselves. Planning and self-discipline can go a long way.

7 Good Developer Habits I Wish I’d Adopted Sooner
I had to throw one in there that was a bit developer focused. These list of realizations had me nodding my head all the way through it. All of these habits are good skills to have if you want to upgrade your career as a developer.

What aspects of your life are you trying to get better at? Do you feel like you’re taking the necessary steps to achieve that goal? I’d love to hear from you.

– Justin