Although the latest version of the new system worked splendidly over most of last week, it was beginning to falter by Friday. What I really mean of course is that I was beginning to falter. I can’t blame it all on the system!
It may be that I was just ignoring my own advice, repeated many times over the years, that there will come a time with every system when you get heartily sick of it. The remedy is to stop hammering away at it and instead take a short break.
But I think that at least part of the problem is that I haven’t yet quite achieved the right balance in the system. By balance I mean that the system must both process the easy routine tasks (which are often easy precisely because they are routine) with the new more challenging tasks that haven’t yet been made into routines (and in some cases never will be).
When the balance goes wrong, both of these are impacted adversly. For example my established routine for exercise collapsed as did my not-as-yet-routined plans for marketing a local association.
Today I’ve been picking up the pieces. I’ve made a few adjustments to the way the system works and will continue testing. But I think I won’t tempt fate by making it public again for a while yet!