Nov 23, 2008

Never rush

There is one rule I started to follow recently. I found it to be universally usable and useful. It applies to any area of the life: programming, shopping, reading, repairing your house.

The rule is simple: never rush.

Rushing means you miss possibly more optimal alternatives. These could be alternative ways of doing the current task or alternatives to the task itself. In 100% of cases I find that waiting for a couple of hours either presents a much better solution or eleminates the problem completely. So even if something needs urgent fixing—never rush. Think first. Look outside the window. Never rush. You will see that your first obvious way of doing things was wrong.

Be calm. Thunk. Never rush.

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