Balancing Introspection and Productive Work
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 18 December 2011, Question 3
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 18 December 2011, I answered a question on balancing introspection and productive work.
How can I achieve a better balance between introspection and productive work? Particularly I've made some mistake, I'll get wrapped up in the process of introspection until I get the problem sorted out. However, that consumes time – and often my projects suffer and I miss deadlines. How can I find a better balance between these two important activities?
My Answer, In Brief: You should cultivate the discipline required to do less exciting work, but be sure to take the time to introspect. Also, deal with your mistakes in sensible way, with a focus on fixing any problems caused and preventing repetition.
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