Doing the thing that I would do if I were trying to just decide based on reasons

by Aaron on December 11, 2011

There’s a mental pattern that I’ve been executing roughly whenever I’ve been successfully compiling the book.

Basically, I’ll be working, then I’ll hit something I’m averse to, then I’ll back up and look at the aversion, then I’ll run it over.

Step back
“What would I do if this didn’t suck?”
Do that.

Basically I’ll be arranging things, and then I’ll hit a problem. I won’t like the problem. By default, I don’t want to do anything about the problem. I don’t want to think about it. I think I’ll go screw around doing something else.

No wait, there’s not time for that.

So why am I annoyed? What about this bothers me? Why don’t I want to think about this?

Oh. That. Yeah, I care about that, I don’t want to mess that up.

Not fixing it isn’t going to fix it.

Thinking about it sucks.

Well, if I didn’t think about it — if I didn’t care, if I was going to go make this decision based on the objectives of this section of book — what would I do?

**Render render** **Render render**


Okay then.

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