Are you making progress?

About now a lot of people look back on the past year and plan for the next. How about you? Are you closer to where you want to be, whether with data science or anything else in your life?

Tim Ferriss used to do new year’s resolutions, but no more – now he does a past year review. I’ll be doing it myself. Done right, it should wind up generating a list of things for you to emphasize for next year.

How was your past year of learning data science? What will you be doing about it next year?

“A goal is a dream with a deadline”. Set some deadlines if you’re serious. But be SMART about it.

Learning data science can take a lot of time. Know yourself. If you’re not going to follow through, maybe your time is better spent on other things. Far be it from me to discourage you – this blog is about learning data science after all.

But this is your life we’re talking about. If you can’t make yourself do the work, maybe data science just isn’t you. But then what is?

Mark Manson is opinionated and his language isn’t for everybody. Can he help you find a life purpose? How about Tom Bilyeu? Simon Sinek? Find your why.

It seemed odd to me that people wouldn’t know what they really wanted until I started questioning myself. Next time you’re zoning out with Netflix, some game, stuffing your face, getting buzzed, or whatever else is sucking the hours your life away without advancing toward your goals, think about this.