How often have we started something new - say, learning a language or an instrument - and given up when we hit some kind of plateau? Progress slows, and it becomes hard to see the value of further work. The result is a trail of broken self-promises.
One of the best ways I know
I've alluded previously to a particular brand of laziness that separates a good engineer from the average person. It sounds disparaging at first, but there is an aspect to engineering laziness that is absent from almost every other kind of laziness:
Engineering laziness encourages progress
How can laziness encourage progress? When we think of laziness, we