In their excellent book, “Rework”, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson list some excellent questions to reflect on when what you are doing doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere:
- What are you doing this for?
- What PROBLEM are you solving?
- Are you ADDING VALUE?
- Will this change behaviours?
- Is there an easier way?
- What could you be doing instead? (see 3!)
- Is it really worth it?
If you can’t answer these questions, to yourself, convincingly, then perhaps you’re just turning up.