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Longer Than Expected

How do I balance my innate human desire to estimate how long something will take, with the reality that I often have little control over this truth? Is the point to do my best in estimating, to get a general sense, and then to leave it? Is the point to do some planning, but to never decide that my expectations are true and correct? Is the point to create motivation to work towards the goal, rather than attaching to its timeline? Perhaps our time estimates are funny games we play with ...

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I Want to Believe in Where You Want to Go

Planning I don't believe in plans. I believe in planning. I believe in understanding the general shape of something. I believe in knowing where you are and where you want to go. I believe that measurable goals drive accomplishment. I believe the better you can express your vision and mission with great specificity, the easier it is for you to outline the steps needed to realize it. I believe that once you've determined where you want to go, what comes next can not be determined, and likely won't be in any plans you've made. I believe this truth can free you from the fear of starting and create a trust in your ability to fill in the gaps later.

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