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111 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 March 2007 05:49PM

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Comment author: Robin_Hanson2 27 March 2007 06:27:42PM 18 points [-]

"Look who thinks he's nothing" - funny. :) Perhaps more general version of your point is beware of taking pride in subgoal measures of accomplishment, if subgoals without the goal are worth little.

Comment author: pnrjulius 30 June 2012 03:00:30AM 8 points [-]

Actually I think I tend to do the opposite. I undervalue subgoals and then become unmotivated when I can't reach the ultimate goal directly.

E.g. I'm trying to get published. Book written, check. Query letters written, check. Queries sent to agents, check. All these are valuable subgoals. But they don't feel like progress, because I can't check off the book that says "book published".