I've come to grips with the disconnect between my aspirations and my available free time. There's so many things I want to get better at but so few hours in the day to work on them all. I'm experimenting with a new approach to scheduling my personal improvement by creating small tasks to learn very small amounts throughout the week. These aren't monumental topics, like quantum mechanics or Facebook privacy settings. This week my training sprints are:
- Practice Sublime Text keyboard shortcuts for line editing
- Learn about the lxml XMLParser for Python
- Memorize all node management keyboard shortcuts for MindNode, iThoughts and MindMeister
That's a pretty manageable list. It's a bit of Yak Shaving but each pays future dividends for bigger projects later in the year.