1 00:00:00,450 --> 00:00:04,250 Time can be a factor of your success when working toward a goal. 2 00:00:04,250 --> 00:00:06,020 This is especially relevant when you 3 00:00:06,020 --> 00:00:09,420 have professional projects due at specific deadlines. 4 00:00:09,420 --> 00:00:11,260 In this case it's doubly important to be 5 00:00:11,260 --> 00:00:15,240 clear about how you'll go about accomplishing your goals. 6 00:00:15,240 --> 00:00:17,480 You can help yourself out by preparing lots 7 00:00:17,480 --> 00:00:20,050 of details for each task you need to complete. 8 00:00:21,430 --> 00:00:24,310 The more detailed your tasks are, the easier it will 9 00:00:24,310 --> 00:00:27,640 be to predict how much time you'll need for each step. 10 00:00:27,640 --> 00:00:32,910 And as a result, you can then predict how long the entire project will take. 11 00:00:32,910 --> 00:00:36,550 Certain steps may require more effort like reading and writing 12 00:00:36,550 --> 00:00:39,570 as part of research for a blog post or physically 13 00:00:39,570 --> 00:00:42,190 traveling to a certain place like going to a store 14 00:00:42,190 --> 00:00:45,940 to buy building materials for something you're building at home. 15 00:00:45,940 --> 00:00:48,340 By providing as much detail as possible, you can 16 00:00:48,340 --> 00:00:52,120 ensure that small details don't get forgotten along the way. 17 00:00:52,120 --> 00:00:55,340 Or become delays later on in the process. 18 00:00:55,340 --> 00:00:57,880 This can be especially helpful for web projects. 19 00:00:57,880 --> 00:01:01,150 Being able to estimate how much time each step will take, can help you 20 00:01:01,150 --> 00:01:05,720 set mile stones, so you can share progress with your team, boss, or client. 21 00:01:07,160 --> 00:01:09,760 However, time isn't the only variable here. 22 00:01:09,760 --> 00:01:14,120 You should also consider the amount of energy, each task takes. 23 00:01:14,120 --> 00:01:18,890 Some tasks quite intense and require lots of mental and/or physical effort. 24 00:01:18,890 --> 00:01:23,270 At the same time, some tasks are almost mindless and 25 00:01:23,270 --> 00:01:27,830 require very little energy, but they're necessary to make progress. 26 00:01:27,830 --> 00:01:30,190 Now, stacking too many similar tasks on 27 00:01:30,190 --> 00:01:33,490 top of each other can be very demotivating. 28 00:01:33,490 --> 00:01:37,100 Knowing you've got hours and hours of similar tasks to do is tough. 29 00:01:37,100 --> 00:01:39,540 And that's why it's important to create a balance 30 00:01:39,540 --> 00:01:44,580 for yourself by interspersing different kinds of tasks if possible. 31 00:01:44,580 --> 00:01:49,080 After you've taken some Ruby tutorials, for example, go for a walk outside. 32 00:01:49,080 --> 00:01:52,920 After you workout build in time to rest and recharge. 33 00:01:52,920 --> 00:01:56,360 At work break up project meetings with an activity. 34 00:01:56,360 --> 00:01:57,690 Like a project demo. 35 00:01:57,690 --> 00:01:59,100 Or lunch, or both. 36 00:02:00,570 --> 00:02:03,620 Professional projects need milestones and due dates. 37 00:02:03,620 --> 00:02:06,450 But try not to think of deadlines in a negative light. 38 00:02:06,450 --> 00:02:11,250 It's natural to feel anxiety over whether or not you can finish on time, but if 39 00:02:11,250 --> 00:02:13,690 you've done the right consideration as we've outlined 40 00:02:13,690 --> 00:02:15,830 here it shouldn't be a problem at all. 41 00:02:15,830 --> 00:02:18,310 Even if you do face the laze along the way, you 42 00:02:18,310 --> 00:02:22,060 can still adjust if you're aware of all of the details. 43 00:02:22,060 --> 00:02:24,070 A good communication is always a positive 44 00:02:24,070 --> 00:02:26,630 thing, and can help you whenever issues arise. 45 00:02:26,630 --> 00:02:29,250 You certainly wouldn't want to tell your team on 46 00:02:29,250 --> 00:02:31,760 the day a project is due that it will 47 00:02:31,760 --> 00:02:34,680 take two more weeks, especially if they could have 48 00:02:34,680 --> 00:02:37,550 helped you over come the problems along the way. 49 00:02:37,550 --> 00:02:42,610 Monitor your progress by keeping track with your checklist or App. 50 00:02:42,610 --> 00:02:46,350 Even a simple spreadsheet can help you gauge your progress and seeing 51 00:02:46,350 --> 00:02:50,000 how many tasks you've completed will become a nice motivator as well.