“People may be excessively cautious when facing life-changing choices. … For important decisions (e.g. quitting a job or ending a relationship), those who make a change (regardless of the outcome of the coin toss) report being substantially happier two months and six months later.” Heads or Tails: The Impact of a Coin Toss on Major Life Decisions via
Whenever I start to make substantive changes to my design file I "fork" my designs. I duplicate a file to save a previous state. It turns out that I rarely come back to the previous states of the project. Substantive changes in most cases are bringing quality.
Big good changes, Scary–good changes
freakonomics experiment suggesting that people don’t quit as quickly as they should? That when they did a randomization experiment where they would flip a coin and encourage people who got heads to quit whatever thing they were thinking about quitting and people got tails to not. And they found that the people who got got heads and were told to quit did actually quit more often and their lives went better, or they reported that their welfare was higher three and six and maybe 12 months out.