A few days ago I wrote two consecutive posts, one about telling stories and another about the importance of the process. If we combine these two ideas, we have an age-old technique, used by mentors to pass on skills and knowledge, and by students and others to demonstrate them: showing your workings.
I’m currently working a a large project for a client. It’s a lot of of work, very demanding in many respects, and it places a lot of pressure on the time I have to write these posts, as well as do the many other things that make up Really Simple. I know, though, that it’s worth doing, and that I’ll have something to say at the end of it.
If we take the time and make the effort to go through the process without cutting corners, the process becomes a good story. We should be recording these stories — even if we don’t have the time to tell them right now, they’re valuable and should, at some point, be made available to others.