Focus Over Planning

It’s amazing, really. If you actually get up early, get your butt in the chair at work, focus, don’t surf the web, avoid blogging, have enough caffeine, ignore unrelated phone calls, turn off email, don’t clean your office, don’t run errands, don’t call anyone for lunch, don’t buy office supplies, and do only things that you owe other people – well, you can actually get a lot of work done! My in-box has gone from 47 to 7, and it might be zero by the end of the day.
Of course, I’m stressed-out and brittle, talking too fast, inattentive, and darting, but I guess that’s what it takes to succeed in high-productivity symbolic analysis work these days. Or maybe it’s just me. In any case, there will be more completion soon. Progress is our only product!