Is There a Better Way to Do It?

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“I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers which can’t be questioned.” — Richard Feynman

There is almost always a better way.

The point is, have you asked the question?

Have you questioned the way you do things?

Here’s the easy way to answer it…

In the work we do, we undertake countless tasks. It may consist of many small jobs to complete a larger project.

You could ask the question of each one of these tasks. You could slowly refine the way you do everything in your workflow. Instead of checking email as soon as you hear the ping, you could check it on the hour. That might be better.

Questioning how you work every day. You could do that. It would probably be useful too. You may have even done it or at least thought about it. I’d encourage you to act on it, but it’s also low hanging fruit when all’s considered.

Here’s the harder consideration…

Are you avoiding asking a bigger more difficult question? Whether there’s a better way to do the overarching work that you pursue?

We often do our work the way we’re accustomed to. The way we were taught. The way we did it at our old job, before we started our own thing. The way everyone else does it.

but…

Is there a better way to do it?

While you’re thinking about this, consider…
What other ways might it be done?
Does it best utilise my skills or those of my staff?
Is it the work I want to be doing?
Am I only doing it this way because I’m afraid to try something else?

Is there a better way to do it?

There is almost always a better way.

Want to know more about the author?
Michael is the co-founder of
Redshift Architecture & Art, and founder & coach at Ed Shift.

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