PTPL 031: Being Too Good At Doing Things Wrong Might Be What's Holding You Back
Plus: Arc browser's infinite whiteboard vs Apple's Freeform, and why weekly notes are back in my system
Today I’ll be talking about —
How getting too good at doing things wrong might be holding you back
Infinite whiteboard apps: my favourites in 3 categories
How to quickly open an Obsidian file in another text editor
Why weekly notes have finally found their place in my monthly log-based system
Are you getting good at doing things wrong?
I enjoyed reading this article by Addison Del Mastro, discussing the idea of getting so used to doing things ‘wrong’, that we miss the old way when the things are finally ‘fixed’.
Del Mastro uses the example of learning how to use a faulty faucet at just the right angle. Of course I immediately applied this principle to productivity systems, and how it’s easy to continue down a path that doesn’t serve us, rather than fixing the faults in the system.
I wonder how much of what we consider “work” is actually just laboring needlessly under suboptimal conditions.
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