Pants. I put them on every weekday
While I was going 120 MPH into a turn in a blizzard, my racecar driving instructor told me, “Don’t look where you don’t want to go.” I chew that one over in the shower sometimes. He further explained, “If you look, that’s where you’ll go. So don’t look.”
The idea of studious incuriosity, of not looking, seems insane in my current world of data-driven design and product decisions. But, every time a dev roadblocks development because they’re admiring an edge case or a client goes down a rabbit hole of What Ifs, I think–stop looking where we don’t want to go. It’s a matter of focus. It’s helpful to know where the path stops. It’s not helpful to catalogue the minute details of the thing we don’t want. Just don’t look; go forward. Quickly.