Learnings from python challenge

This a list of learnings after my first accountability challenge (for simplicity):

  • Make sure you know what your schedule will look like before you start. Schoolwork had to take higher precedent, so I ended up cramming through most of the book
  • Ask for advice from others before you complete a challenge. The book that I used was a ton of fluff, and really could have been condensed into 50-75 pages of useful info.
  • I think accountability challenges work best on habits. It's kind of hard to set a challenge for something that has an uncertain amount of time to complete
  • They work. I think the social component is the biggest piece of it.

Life update: I'm really getting into rationality. Started this book, and hope to finish it by the end of the quarter. Looking forward to some writing on the subject.