September 23, 2020

Go fast


That thing – the new laptop you’ve bought but haven’t configured, the saw that still needs sharpening every time you pick it up, the tyres that could use some more air, the standing meeting you never get enough out of, the code that does the job but really needs refactoring – that thing.

The thing you know needs doing but you can get away with not doing. The job you tap dance around every day, dealing with it in a way that is actually dealing with it, and that’s still around again the next day for another round of tap dancing. That thing.

Get it done. Sit down, stop rushing around the thing, and do the thing.

The secret to going fast is straightening the curves and removing the obstacles. Start, today, with straightening and removing the things you didn’t deal with yesterday.

Skippy strategy: Go slow to go fast.