As the great man said, more time sharpening the axe means less effort cutting the tree.
How much time?
Enough, and no more.
Enough, but not to go around and around. When it’s sharp, it’s sharp.
Enough, but not just staring at the fire. Poking and prodding and cogitating are active pursuits.
Enough, but not to find every scrap. Key sources, context, colour.
How much time to cook?
Long enough to make it tender … then use the edge.
Skippy Strategy: Respect the problem, consider it. When decision time comes, swing hard.
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