Don’t Fear Starting Over

Sometimes revisions are inevitable. But have you ever considered starting over when you didn’t have to?

What if you reinstalled the system from ground-up because you understand how all the applications fit together? What if you started that code project from a blank screen, now that the requirements are completely fleshed out? What if you finished the essay, put it in a drawer, and started writing it all over again from the top?

What would you lose? Time, to be sure.

But what might you gain?

Some of our greatest discoveries were found after losing the initial effort, the first draft, the prototype.

So why don’t we do it – start over – more often, on purpose?

Do we really think the time we save is more valuable than the wonders we could uncover?