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Mar 22, 2005


Tom Asacker

"Change will lead to insight far more often than insight will lead to change." - Milton Erickson

Evelyn Rodriguez

Great quote Tom. Uh, yep, you're right. Each and every time this process truly worked for me I suppose it was because I was finally willing to peek, and then clearly see from the inside (insight). I was definitely at a crossroads. Sometimes the externals had changed, sometimes the internals....but continuing down the same trodden path was no longer an option.

Alan Gutierrez

Hello Evelyn

I just wrote a post about this. Wait For It. Let Things Simmer. In my six month sabbatical, I've learned that ideas need time more than anything else. Also, that they trickle. In my work, I'll get an idea of what to do next, to implement a system. I might not have all the answers, but it wouldn't hurt to start writing the Foo interface. I'm programming in the small.

So this quote, "Change will lead to insight far more often than insight will lead to change." really sums up my approach to programming these days. Which makes for a lot less Hand Wringing.

Also, I'm finding that although there are a half dozen large software applications I'd like to write, the best thing to do is do all of them. Sounds crazy. But I work on all of them a little, kind of like a garden. Some of the ideas will grow large and absorb my focus, others will cheat and us a scripting language, some will stay small and focused, but I'll learn from all of them, and find some use for all of them.

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