@agony yea i struggle with this.. requires a perspective change towards incremental, process-oriented (like art is done)

rather than completionist, result-oriented (like they teach in schools)

@softwizard @agony Incrementalism has been a game changer for me personally. I was alwayd 100%, and always in one sitting. Learning to 80% or even 60% things (pass is pass; this is the new efficiency) was a level-up, but learning incrementalism was a far larger one! It allowed not only doing more but accomplishing tasks my prior one-round grind approach could never touch.

@agony I'll remember that the next time I have to perform open heart surgery. 😂

@agony If you don't have a whole ass, use what you've got. Half-assed is better than nothing.

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@agony This is extremely useful advice!

Although I no longer keep up with it like I once did, something stuck with me from my lifting days, a Scooby Werkstatt line: "A bad workout done consistently is better than the best workout that you constantly skip."

I've found that advice to have universal application.

This is THE EXACT ENERGY I need to be channeling rn.
Thank you for sharing <3

@agony I have a variant of this I say to anyone working on something big that you often put off or you feel guilty you aren't doing (art usually)-- if you do something each day then each day you've done a day's work.

Heh... I was identified as gifted in elementary school, but I never did care much about school so I never had the grades for them to do anything about it with. I think I accidentally took this advice to heart back then, and it's probably served me well. It meant I had the time to get in to computers, and be a fuckup while I learned from older, smarter people. Got a great job now, so it all worked out in the end and I'm glad I didn't waste the effort getting A's.

I was actually really surprised I graduated high school. Apparently I passed math with 50.1%. I funny think it's helped me get a job, really. :p


"I heard a whisper
That careless talk costs more than you bargained for
In seventh heaven
If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing badly baby"

- Scritti Politti "Small Talk"


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