reading taleb's The Black Swan, amazing thought-provoking stuff. one of my favorite bits was about how more information can be worse than less, can be misleading. can't tell the signal from the noise.
when you get caught up in the day-to-day stuff, it's harder to step back and try to see what things mean, how they fit into the big picture. taleb rails against the narrative fallacy, but what other framework can we use? progress, that's what we strive for. maybe try to make it real progress, not just the illusion thereof. maybe it would be helpful and accurate to report when one's stalled, stuck, and setbacks, losses.