What is your trajectory?

“You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.” 

– James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: An easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones

Skaterpark Pontresina.

Gemba – go to the place

Gemba – 現場 – Japanese term meaning “the real place”

“In quality management, gemba means the manufacturing  floor and the idea is that if a problem occurs, the engineers must go there to understand the full impact of the problem, gathering data from all sources.”

“The only real way to understand a problem is to go and see it on the ground.” Economist article on Genchi genbutsu here.

Do one thing at a time

1.    Do one thing at a time
2.    Know the problem
3.    Learn to listen
4.    Learn to ask questions
5.    Distinguish sense from nonsense
6.    Accept change as inevitable
7.    Admit mistakes
8.    Say it simple
9.    Be calm
10. Smile

How to work better, by Peter Fischli & David Weiss

How to jump into cold water

or how to reach an overwhelming goal.

1.    Put your valuables into a watertight bag.
2.   Throw the bag into the current.

3.   Jump.

I hate jumping into cold water. Yet, once I drift down the river Aare in Bern, I feel it’s the most thrilling and rewarding experience. There’re many analogies to the “Aare-bag-method” in life. Decomposing a problem into manageable steps  makes it less overwhelming.