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Systems have to be fault tolerant

Dear Reader,

In scuba diving, you breath through a device called a regulator. Regulators are designed to fail “open”. If something goes wrong, it is better for a diver to have too much air than no air at all. The designers of the regulators acknowledge that at some point, the devices will fail, and try to minimize the damage done by failure.

The same thinking should go into our personal systems. I didn’t make resolutions this year, I setup systems. These systems have to take into account that ‘life happens’.  Resolutions fail hard, systems are fault tolerant.

Whether you are diving, coding, or living, build your systems to be fault tolerant.

Until next time,
I <3 |<

p.s. for more information on creating systems vs. setting goals, check out my post “Systems, Not Goals