I’m always looking for ways to be better at doing things. Recently I’ve been think a lot about Basecamp’s “hill charts”. The idea is a progress displayed on a bell curve, where the first half is Defining the project, and the second half Executing on the project. Normally only the executing is taken into account.
This morning I realized that a lot of my procrastination with important tasks is about not knowing How I should do the task. It took me a few minutes before I realized; this is the problem that hill charts are solving for projects. I should apply this to smaller tasks, or projects, as well.
I’m slowly learning that understanding takes a while to happen. Merely thinking through an idea is only the first step.