A Modest Guide to Productivity
I do adore writing that's addressed to a specific audience, more so when that audience is you. Frank has written himself a reminder, but the wisdom here is clear and accessible for anyone who works in their head or behind a desk. I often find it hard to disentangle what I'm capable of as a single person and the impression I get of what everyone else seems to be capable of in aggregate. So, any tricks to re-ground myself are welcomed.
Here is one of my favourite tips:
A massive block of [tasks that have a difficulty of] four’s and five’s means you need to ask for help. (This is okay! Now you know where you need it, which is half of asking.)
And I'll leave off with one more:
But usually—mostly—the things left on the list are our fears. There is no pleasant way to face them, but we must.