I recently wrote a post about a problem that I was having regarding a graphic design project. I had drawn some stick figures and I couldn’t figure out how to turn them into digital artwork. I don’t know why it was so complicated. I made it much more difficult than necessary. Hours were lost trying to manipulate this image and eventually, I scrapped it all. It was a hard decision but it had to be done. I believe an economist would call this a sunk cost. I started from scratch with my stick figures and had a finished project in ten minutes. It wasn’t wasted time. It was time spent learning all of the wrong ways to do the thing. In the future this process will be much easier…unless I forget everything that I just learned.