April 5, 2019

Craft actual things


Some problems are possible to out think. You can sit in a room with coffee, your laptop and notebook, and noodle away until everything is resolved. Sure you have to do the actual doing part, but the whole thing is clear from A to double Z.

But that never happens.

The reality is way more messy. There may be a room and a laptop and a notebook involved, but there’s likely to be a bunch of them, a slew of other people, a circular game called Iterations and a lot more time it takes to drink a hundred cups of coffee.

And of all those iterative steps, the one that make most sense, the ones that move the needle as you chug from notion to final product … are the ones where get up from your notebook, craft actual things, and make stuff happen.

Skippy strategy: It takes more than thinking.