The Three Rs of the Lizard

Review, rewrite, reconsider.

Those are not actions associated with getting things done. It is the lizard talking.

I made the notes above a few months ago while sitting in a conference call listening to endless variations of “Let’s just review this one more time.” Why?

Do we fear getting some minor thing wrong, because some bureaucrat might shoot us down? (And who put them in charge anyway?)

Do we fear doing anything because we’re unconsciously trying not to ship the product?

Do we think everything has to be perfect? (Can anything created by humans be perfect?)

Takeaway: Remember the three Rs of the lizard and do the opposite when you hear him talking to you.

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