2 thoughts on “Benchmarking and abstraction

  1. David St Lawrence

    As an example, I’ve stopped looking at my watch when I run. The time is not important to me. What is important is enjoying the experience. I love to see the rabbits hop in front, I love to crouch behind a tree and watch the deer in the distance and I love to change my route as I feel.

    Somedays I just don’t feel as fit as others but that doesn’t really bother me. I just stop and listen to the sounds of the forest.

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    You make some excellent points. Life is so much more than the sum of our benchmark results.

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  2. Ripples

    Be careful what you measure…

    Seth Godin has written an excellent post, The Curse of Great Expectations which may bring you to a screeching halt in your headlong pursuit of perfection. His opening line, I can benchmark everything now and his conclusion, The problem with

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