“Why do we end up trying to solve boring problems? ‘Cause we hate impossible problems and we hate scary problems. But on the other hand if we’re scared enough of a scary problem we’ll sit around working on an impossible problem, maybe because it’s a familiar problem.”
I don’t know if this is food for thought outside of the banquet that is Merlin Mann’s appearances on Back to Work, but it definitely brings up some important things I need to deal with. I totally will sit around working on impossible problems (the perfect app, the correct desk set-up, the proper workflow, finding the write long term habit), instead of doing something.