PTPL 065: On Clarifying Your Most Basic (Productivity) Foundations
PLUS a reminder that stepping stones don’t need to be made of polished marble
Welcome! I’m Ellane, and this is a once-a-week summary of things I’ve found helpful in the quest to simplify and future-proof my digital-analog workflow.
Making quality work is important, but so is protecting your budding efforts from being strangled by misplaced perfectionism.
Fun Fact: I’ve never cared about being a good programmer. I care about solving problems. It’s amazing how many problems can be solved by mediocre programming. — Greg Pierce, maker of Drafts
Is there something you’re working on that never seems good enough, but which is actually just fine as it stands?
This principle is not an excuse for shoddy workmanship; it’s a reminder that some stepping stones will do the same job whether they’re made of roughly hewn rock, or polished marble.
Save your polishing cloth for the things that really require that level of attention.
The profound importance of making your foundations clear
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