It’s terribly difficult to measure how difficult a task will be in the future.
There’s too much uncertainty. Anything could happen. Negative Nancy has low expectations and loves to share them with you.
But the truth is, it’s easy to influence the level of difficulty something will be at kickoff, on the path to completion and even after the project is complete if you put enough effort into setting yourself (or your team) up for success.
Preparation definitely feels like a time suck, especially when a deadline is near; it feels like you ought to be spending that hour performing, not preparing.
I write to say, fight that urge. Your team will be thankful.
Stay Positive & Don’t Confuse Patience With Preparation