Asjalikud mõtteterad. Päriselt ka.
Ainult üks lehekülg. Muud leheküljed müüvad midagi.
Väheke realismi. Ja sellega ma veel ei arva, et päris kõik oluline nüüd kööga oleks :P
Good and Bad Procrastination
Errands are so effective at killing great projects that a lot of people use them for that purpose
The most dangerous form of procrastination is unacknowledged type-B procrastination, because it doesn't feel like procrastination.
What's the best thing you could be working on, and why aren't you? (Richard Hamming)
Why is it so hard to work on big problems? One reason is that you may not get any reward in the forseeable future. If you work on something you can finish in a day or two, you can expect to have a nice feeling of accomplishment fairly soon. If the reward is indefinitely far in the future, it seems less real.
Another reason people don't work on big projects is, ironically, fear of wasting time. What if they fail? Then all the time they spent on it will be wasted. (In fact it probably won't be, because work on hard projects almost always leads somewhere.)
There's more to it than that. Big problems are terrifying. There's an almost physical pain in facing them. It's like having a vacuum cleaner hooked up to your imagination.
You have to work on small things that could grow into big things, or work on successively larger things, or split the moral load with collaborators.
Let delight pull you instead of making a to-do list push you... and you'll leave the right things undone.
Üks tsitaat sealt ka. Kontekstist välja kisutud, aga ikkagi tore:
"This is a good plan for life in general. If you have two choices, choose the harder. If you're trying to decide whether to go out running or sit home and watch TV, go running. Probably the reason this trick works so well is that when you have two choices and one is harder, the only reason you're even considering the other is laziness. You know in the back of your mind what's the right thing to do, and this trick merely forces you to acknowledge it."
See käib neist rottidest, kes pedaali vajutasid, mis oli ühendatud juhtmega nende ajus. Et see on hoopis teistmoodi kui me arvasime - nad ei teinud seda nõrkemiseni mitte mõnu pärast. Ja samas käib just sel uuel moel hoiatava metafoorina peaaegu igaühe kohta. Minu meelest on see metafoor palju laiem kui pealkirjast algul lugeda võib.