pragmatic (præ'mætik) [=F. pragmatique, Ger. pragmatisch, etc. , ad. L. pragmaticus skilled in business, a. Gr pragmatikós active, business-like, versed in affairs, relating to matter of fact, focusing on the essentials]
Apparently, being pragmatic affects many sides of working. To be skilled within the particular industry is fundamental, be it on an expert or generalist level. But it's not enough; certain good habits should be acquired, and some bad habits must be eliminated.
Finally, being pragmatic is much about attitudes. So pragmatism is not a single trick, but a whole mosaic of small pieces (tips) that fit together. The simple pieces may even look banal, but they're never too stupid to be forgotten.
You can't remember why you do this? Time to wake up and take control. Criticise and appraise your work.
Busy with trees? Take a look around and see what happens in the forest!
Don't force change upon people. Show them how a better future could look like and let them be part of creating it.
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