Working out loud is not something we normally think of doing. In fact, we’re taught to do the opposite. Knowledge work is often quiet, solitary and independent. But working out loud—and objectively and meaningfully sharing status—can have some important and valuable benefits.
Accountability is a complex and difficult thing. We expect it of others, but reserve wiggle room for ourselves. Especially when we are making promises to our selves. The need to set ourselves up for success, rather than leaving the door open for failure.
Some of you may have noticed that this site has been quiet for the last couple of months. Not that I haven’t been writing; I just haven’t been writing here. That’s less of a reflection of my commitment to post here than it is acknowledgement of the reality that I can only do so much. […]