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  • Andrew Cox
    a person can have if s he wants to grow is to be patient With patience and persistence you can overcome pretty much anything How to Improve Your Patience 7 Thoughts from the Last 500 Years Earlier Posts Page 31

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  • One of the most helpful qualities a person can... - Andrew Cox
    helpful qualities a person can have if s he wants to grow is to be patient With patience and persistence you can overcome pretty much anything How to Improve Your Patience 7 Thoughts from the Last 500 Years Previous Post

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  • Andrew Cox
    do so I need to become a better Rubyist as well as gain a deeper knowledge of Rails I am a firm believer in TDD but I need much more practice for it to become ingrained in my development patterns The first step I m taking in this direction is attending Ruby Mendicant University I have the privilege of being a student in the upcoming January 3 week session and am super excited about the opportunity I hope to be blogging more about my progress after my session kicks off on Monday Mindfulness Focus Meditation I read a lot of books on Buddhism and Zen but have only practiced meditation sporadically In 2011 I want to focus on becoming more mindful and meditation is going to be central to my strategy Fitness Focus Primal diet and exercise I ve been a believer in the primal paleo lifestyle for several years now but have only really lived the primal lifestyle for a few weeks at a time I m 2 weeks into a slow carb diet as prescribed by Tim Ferriss in The 4 Hour Body and am going to start resistance training 3 days a week In 2011 I want to become the most fit I ve been since I quit cross country in college The Plan Practice has been a meme that s been growing in popularity since the 10 000 hour rule was popularized by Malcolm Gladwell s 2008 book Outliers In the same year a slightly less popular book was written by Josh Waitzkin the former chess champion and subject of Searching for Bobby Fisher called The Art of Learning The central premise of The Art of Learning is that it takes not only practice but deliberate practice to achieve excellence in a field no matter if your field is intellectual chess or physical Tai chi chuan In the world of software engineering this practice meme has really started to take hold in the form of katas koans and code retreats I m sold You can t expect to become a better basketball player by reading books so why should you expect to become a better developer by reading books or blog posts In 2011 I plan to take my practice to the next level by doing it deliberately The basic idea is to Plan Practice Measure Each week I will map out specific times on my schedule that will be specifically devoted to practicing one of my foci Here s an example week Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 6 00am Meditate 6 45am Breakfast 7 00am Photoshop Practice Ruby Practice Illustrator Practice Rails Practice Photoshop Practice 8 00am Work 12 00pm Information Update 12 30pm Lunch 1 30pm Work 6 00pm Exercise Exercise Exercise 7 00pm Dinner 7 30pm Information Update 8 00pm Free Time I think this gives me a good routine but at the same time allows plenty of free time After each practice session I ll log my practice session for

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  • grains are pissed that you want to eat them and... - Andrew Cox
    want to eat them and they are willing and able to fight back How to Keep Feces Out of Your Bloodstream or Lose 10 Pounds in 14 Days Previous Post

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  • Andrew Cox
    Andrew Cox Jan 4 2011 curvedwhite Growing is Forever Earlier Posts Page 33 of 86 Later Posts Follow me on Twitter Subscribe to RSS Feed

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  • curvedwhite: Growing is Forever. - Andrew Cox
    Andrew Cox Jan 4 2011 curvedwhite Growing is Forever Previous Post Next Post Follow me on Twitter Subscribe to RSS Feed

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  • Andrew Cox
    weak management or poor market positions they wrapped up their commitments then moved onto better positions It is not just luck and talent Think about positioning I can t believe they pay you to do this Earlier Posts Page 34

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  • When someone asks you how long a particular... - Andrew Cox
    they want to know the shortest most optimistic time for this task DeMarco and Lister note that the actual time for finishing a task is a probability curve and if you only ever give the shortest time you are giving the leading edge of the curve where it touches the axis Thus each subtask prediction has a 0 probability of being correct This means your project completion time estimation starts

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