Kill Your Darlings

We all get irrationally attached to certain ideas or ways of doing things, either because we are used to them, because we came up with the idea ourselves, or because we sim- ply like them (they’re our “darlings”). But this can come at the cost of real productivity and progress, if the beloved method is actually not that great. Learn to see things more objectively in terms of their true effectiveness, and let go of what isn’t serving your greater purpose, however painful that might sometimes be.