Sunday, September 15, 2013

The calculus of success.

"Just do it" works for the simpler things, but when it comes to bigger, more complex objectives you need a different approach. If you can parse the big project into sections and arrange them in order of "enjoyment" or fun-to-do, the big job will get done with the least amount of pain and procrastination.

The "x" axis could also be configured in terms of the main task's "difficulty." The curve will then become inverted: the easiest tasks at the beginning, with the most difficult one at the end.

What constitutes "difficulty" and "enjoyment" will always have very personal characteristics, so this is probably a technique best reserved for singular working sessions and not a collective one.