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Simple Advice on How To Complete That Never Ending Task

How To Complete That Never-Ending Task

  • First, accept that you will not be the first person to face this problem. You just need to find the people who have already noted the ways you can solve it. Doing so will help you overcome the fear of the the blank page.
  • Then you need to persevere in your research strategy. Start by googling the most generic description of your overall task, then work your way down to the specifics.

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The era of problem-solving generalists
The era of problem-solving generalists

From an era of specialized workers having expertise in one particular activity, the professional world has slowly moved towards problem-solving generalists. Workers are asked to don different hats and do more with fewer resources, and without specialized training.

HR consulting firms see the rise of hybrid jobs when two or more positions are combined to be performed by one individual.

The pursuit of mastery

Mastery, once a sought-after attribute, is falling out of favour, according to the 2016 World Economic Forum report, and is slowly clearing the field for employees who can:

  • Have a diverse set of skills.
  • Can display the mental agility to switch between tasks.
  • Are able to pivot towards a new problem or activity.
  • Can take on a variety of roles at a short notice.
Expertise decline consequences

With the value of true expertise in serious decline, and the economy evolving towards a different set of requirements from employees, the impact on college education, career paths, worker safety, employability and even the nature of work is going to be profound.

Beginner's Luck
Beginner's Luck

Beginner's luck does not actually exist. Most of the time the beginner has a similar skill that aids them.

Or the novice could be new to the task, but have tried it before and failed repeatedly.

Anything Is Possible For The Beginner

To the beginner, anything Is possible. They are not blocked by experience and are willing to try out many possibilities and solve problems creatively.

The expert has narrowed down the possibilities and can become too comfortable with their own perspectives.

Experts Break Under Pressure

When you are good at something, you're under pressure to perform at your level.

A novice doesn't particularly care how they perform and doesn't feel any pressure to perform.