Lukas Mathis:

Rather than doing extra upfront work that will provide benefits in the long run, people will continually pick the choice that is easier in the short run.

I know I’m certainly like this, and I have quite a few friends and family members who are as well.

It’s why once a year (-ish), I like to do a “workflow audit”. I try to take a few weeks every year to consider my main areas of work and the tools I use to do those jobs. I try to assess if the tasks I’m doing are still vital to my overall work and life goals and if the tools I’m using to do those tasks are still the best choices.

In short I seek to know if my schedule, habits, and tools are aiding or hindering my pursuit of doing my best creative work every day. And if they are hindering, well, then what am I going to do about it?

October 1, 2013