Break it Down
Satish Gaire’s tweeted productivity advice, to break all big problems into smaller problems, struck as beautifully simple, yet unfortunately, not that obvious.
Problems make our brains process information…let’s say, less than logically. We can easily understand that non-threatening things, like goals and plans, should be tackled in incremental steps, but problems make us panic. We forget they can be reduced to anything less than terrifying.
Gaire’s advice, and even his simple diagram, is the perfect reminder that even our biggest hairiest problems can be broken into smaller ones we can wrap our heads around.