Work on the most important thing

Richard Hamming (from “You and Your Research”,

1. What are the most important problems in your field?
2. Are you working on one of them?
3. Why not?

Paul Graham’s (from “Good and Bad Procrastination”, generalization of Richard Hamming: What’s the best thing you could be working on, and why aren’t you?

edw519’s generalization of Paul Graham: Work on the most important thing until it’s not the most important thing any more.

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