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Apply TDD to everything

Red, Green, Refactor; the TDD mantra is about breaking things down into small pieces and repeating steps, building up from simple to complex, until you accomplish the larger goal. It gives you a framework for how to approach a problem and confidently and consistently solve that problem. Coding using TDD leads to better code and is less stressful.

So why not try to take what works well about TDD and apply it to everyday life?

First stop and think about what you are doing. What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to get a new job? Are you planning a vacation? Do you want to get in better shape? Whatever your goal is, you need to start by figuring out what you ultimately want to accomplish.

Once you know what you want to do, what is the smallest step that you can complete that will set you on your way? Update your resume, book a hotel room, go for a walk. Whatever makes sense for you to begin, do it and start the ball rolling towards completing your goal.

Now that you have the first s…