Whenever an individual faces a problem, two impulses rush in. The first, burdened by familiarity, is to act in accordance to what is already comfortable, already tested. Past experience usually gives us clue, often misguided, and we once again enter the flow of the familiar.
Where I currently live, and I suppose this is as true here as it is everywhere, there is a consistent pattern showing in both work and life in general. Our mind decides to confuse more with better, variety and diversity with quality, being consistently mediocre with diligence.
Most of us experience confidence in relation to circumstances. Tied to past experiences, success, and whatever garden-variety of good luck you can muster together, this is what I call symptomatic confidence. It goes without saying, that whenever you are at the top of your game, confidence spikes up. And we usually let it slide, accepting it as it is.
In a society of narrowed attention span, multitasking is the name of the game. Burdened by existing clichés in the form of a work-life balance, or lack of it thereof, we routinely underestimate how the constant change is affecting us. And albeit this grows habitually on society, it affects sanity and messes up with the individual.
Unlike the majority of my e-business peers, I haven’t been that often in the project creation stage. I shifted between enough projects though, to know for a fact that it is mythologized enough in order to scare away enthusiasts lacking the practice.