Over thinking what you work on can be a real problem.

We can all fall into the trap where we think our jobs are hard and that every project requires rigorous planning.  Let me tell you a secret: most jobs aren’t hard once you’ve been there awhile.

The basics of any project are going to be the same.  Looking for deeper meaning or complexities is more likely going to make you do more than you need to for no gain or even losses.  That complexity you think you see is your personal biases applying themselves to the problem.

We want to feel like we are solving hard problems (and we are, they are just no longer hard to us) so we find the potential hard parts and make them bigger than they should be.  Solving challenges engages us.  But look out that the challenge you are engaged in isn’t just something you invented to help yourself pass the time.


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