How to be more detail oriented, if you're not?

@zedshaw In the past you’ve provided many strategies that have proved useful for addressing different areas of coding and creativity, like object writing for example. Do you have any strategies you’ve found that would be useful for helping “Big Picture” thinkers be more detail oriented?

Oh yeah, checklists and tracking. Pick something you want to be more detail oriented at or just more … exact. Let’s say it’s you want to write more solid code. Then, create a checklist of things you have to check before you run your code. Right after you type it up, go through your checklist. Then after you run it, count how many errors you have. Then make it your goal to get those errors down and improve your checklist.

This is a solid strategy that’s used everywhere from pilots to train conductors to machinists.

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