January 21, 2015
Once in a while I am able to pull my head above water level and reflect on my work priorities. When I start making the list it is always longer than I thought it would be. My reach exceeds my grasp, sometimes in a healthy, optimistic way and sometimes less so. It's a useful exercise: what are my real project priorities, and what does that even mean?
This is the working definition I've come up with:
Your priority projects are the ones you touch every day. Everything else is a hobby.
There is nothing wrong with having lots of hobbies. Still, this is a bitter pill for me to swallow because I am involved in so many different things that I (supposedly) care about. There are only a few things that I work on, even just a little bit, every day. If I am honest with myself, those are my priorities.