It’s hard to both create the newer system and work inside the older one day-to-day. It’s easier if you can sit down and visualize the whole procedure then zoom in to each group of tasks and break those up until the switch is understandable. Breaking down the problem shows that each step is conquerable. Nothing … [Read more…]
A blank slate is quicker to absorb than one you have to first erase. The preconceptions you have built up hold you back, they prevent you from seeing interesting new connections.
Frustrations multiply each other. They won’t disappear spontaneously, and they wear you down, so tackle them now.
The only rule is: there can’t be rules. All rules you place on yourself are artificial, all rules others place on you are artificial. All rules are agreed to, and all can be disagreed with. Never let history stand in the way of progress.
Conquer your current locale first, new lands bring new challenges, as well as the old ones.
Keep the bar low, then faithfully execute. You can trip over your own toe. Consistency creates miracles.
Boredom is a problem where questions are the answer. Ask why, how, what. Learn the environment.
If you are looking for something to do, sit and think. The long-term outweighs the short.
You can’t get better unless you fail. That’s when you learn. If you already knew the answer you would already be good.
Take care of the golden goose and the eggs will take care of themselves. Focusing only on the output soon leaves maintenance lonely.