We have often touched on the idea of an incremental approach as one that builds to great achievements.  Let’s look closer at how that works.  There are many arguments against these concepts as “not enough.”  However, it is inarguable that small steps are forward progress, and they can build up habits.  Those habits can build great achievements and even become lifetime habits that never fade.

A Few Minutes A Day

There are many skills that we can build in minutes a day.  Vocabulary is an example we see in daily calendars.  There is a flurry of something-a-day calendars that show up at the end of each year.  Try one of them out, and you will see it does work.  You can build your vocabulary a word at a time, learn history a fact a day, or other skills and knowledge.  Schools typically use forty-five minutes to an hour each day to build skills but do not underestimate the value of shorter time investments.

More Value From An Incremental Approach

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is a founder and principle of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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