Bright and shiny objects

Bright and Shiny Objects

Got something really important to do, but you’re not sure where to start? You can distract yourself with bright and shiny objects—bright ideas and shiny enthusiasm for something that’s easier, simpler, and probably not as important as what you’re avoiding.

Norman Kennedy

Other People’s Projects

Being helpful is great, except when it’s not. I’ve taken on some big jobs that in retrospect were other people’s projects. What I notice—mostly in retrospect—is that they were not my projects.