The success of side-projects: leaving with a bang.
If there's one thing that helps me succeed in side projects like RocketSim
, it must be the way I stop working on it. I always try to stop just before an exciting new development challenge.
Compared to stopping in the middle of a difficult challenge you're unable to solve, I'm much more willing to get back into it if I know it will be something fun to build. Yesterday, I stopped just before deploying my first Swift on the Server backend. Even though I was excited to do it right away, I'm now extra excited to get back into it and make it a success, likely having time to make even more progress with a fresh evening.
One important note to add: knowing where you left off is essential. Add comments, or note yourself: "You were about to deploy to Heroku using the following instructions: ...". You'll be up and running quicker, back into context to make yourself more efficient.
Keen to get more tips like this? Read my article Side Projects: 10 Tips for being successful.
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