by Joe on December 9, 2010
Just read a great piece on the difference between good and bad procrastination by Paul Graham and it spoke directly to me.
You can’t look a big problem too directly in the eye. You have to approach it somewhat obliquely. But you have to adjust the angle just right: you have to be facing the big problem directly enough that you catch some of the excitement radiating from it, but not so much that it paralyzes you. You can tighten the angle once you get going, just as a sailboat can sail closer to the wind once it gets underway. [Emphasis mine]
Just a bit of a Thursday attitude change toward projects.