03 July 2011

Time management principle for design

Design is about details.  But then it's also about deadlines.  As such, I have developed this tenet to keep me focused...
"I vow to cultivate the discipline to not spend time on the details that don't matter, the patience to spend time on the details that do, and the professionalism to know the difference."
Thus today I will not double proofread my chats, or spend hours crafting email witticisms that only I will be impressed with, but I will do what it takes to get that alignment just right and not give up on my dizzying quest for proof of what works.

[Credit, of course, to Reinhold Niebuhr for the famous serenity original.]