The morning test
Does it pass the morning test?
The morning brings clarity. A step back. A precious moment unencumbered by the work of the day.
Chasing a solution like following the string. One poor design decision leading to another. Before I know it, the work is myopic and unfocussed. Chasing my tail all day long. And, often, I’m blind to it.
The morning provides a pause that I take advantage of every day. Looking at the work from the day before and asking the simple question:
Does it pass?
No? In the bin it goes.
Yes? On we go.