Discussion on: I'm Slow And That's Okay

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One of the first lessons I got in my professional career was "do easiest things first" or "sort tasks to do by estimated time ascending" (of course if one doesn't depend on others).
Why? I guess that's so I can progress fast and stay motivated by "work moving forward" and I won't get stuck on hard task blocking me from doing smaller. And that's a situation I experienced many times when I was focused on the hardest thing that caused I didn't do other tasks.
My mentor said once "better done than none" what I interpret it's better to show small tasks done e.g. on daily scrum than say "I worked hard but can show you nothing". Many people, especially in management, are not interested in how much time you spent on solving hard things. They want to see effects and completed tasks in kanban.