I created a detailed weekly schedule to help me spend a lot of time learning without neglecting my family and other responsibilities.
I scheduled in family time, volunteering time, time with friends, and even a weekly date night!
A study by the Journal of Consumer Research showed that ambitious goals make people happier.
I ended up meeting or surpassing all my self-imposed deadlines and that definitely made me happy!
Despite those things, I decided that the standard pace was not for me.
My goal in writing all this is not to brag — though I am extremely proud of these accomplishments.
It was at this point that I did what helped me most in my goal to finish quickly: I made a schedule of the exact day I would finish each class so I could finish within 6 months.
Every student at Western Governors University is assigned a mentor.Also, any time spent watching television meant less time with my family.Since graduating, I have continued to limit television so I can focus on coding.We seem to be preparing students for jobs that will no longer exist.I had always been interested in coding and even sometimes taught my students basic coding using Scratch and I watched only 3 episodes of television the entire time I worked on my degree.I had such a tight schedule to keep so I could meet my goals so I did not have time for TV.A detailed schedule helped me make sure that my life stayed balanced.However, there is one thing I did not put on my schedule: television.And last but not least, I completed all the coursework necessary to earn a second Bachelor’s degree in software development from an accredited university, in less than six months.I did this all while working full-time, spending time regularly with my wife and two young kids, and volunteering in my community.