7 fucking rules for developers to get shit done

Get Shit Done

This article is for those busy developers who want to be more awesome, meet deadlines more often and save mental peace and time in the process.

I am obsessed about being more productive and believe that everyone should be

Think about the amount of work you generally do in 5 days, what if you can do the same in 3 days. With better quality and without being stressed. I have done this, so can you.

This is what I have observed and many of us would agree, we start a project with enthusiasm but slowly we lose the momentum, we leave things for the last moment and eventually we miss the deadlines.

After many failures, frustration, giving up my smartphone for 6+ months. I was able to fine-tune my productivity. I have finally summarized the simple rules we all should follow. This will dramatically change how much we can achieve.

Everyone has same 24 hours, it’s about how you use them.

The 7 fucking rules

  1. Know your fucking priorities: If this is your work time, add this article to your “To Read List” and leave this post right now. There are tons of important and necessary things you have to do, but you can do only one thing at a time, which one should it be, you’re fully capable of making that right choice if you want to.

Some might be thinking there’s nothing new here in the article and some might be overwhelmed by the information. I have done this, it works very well and if I can do it, I’m sure, you can do it too. Just remember the rules.

I always have the rules in front of me whole time(by having this pic as my desktop background). Whenever I feel unproductive, I look at this picture and that is all I need to make the maximum out of my time.

When we are having fun like watching a movie, having a party etc. we create a stimulating environment by switching off lights, playing some music and many other things. We don’t make similar efforts for work while that’s what we do during most of our time and it is critical for our growth.

Learn to appreciate what you have and always try to be the best version of yourself!

Special thanks to Mayank Jain for proof-reading and making this article worth publishing.

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