Mission or 🌠Adventure🌠?

(With credit due to the amazing Jason Allen)

You’re about to dig into your codebase to add a feature. Or: you’re about to go on a Target run with your partner. Or: you’re uncomfortable about the way a coworker behaved during a meeting, and you’ve scheduled some time with them to connect later. Or: you’re headed to the local art museum.

Are you going on a mission, or are you going on an adventure? That is: do you have a specific target thing you want to accomplish, and then get the hell out of there–or is this squishy, exploratory, creative, and free-form?

Both approaches are valid and have their benefits, but make sure you know which one you’re taking–and that everyone you’re doing this with is on the same page with you.

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