Do I really need to get my chocolate in everyone’s peanut butter?

There are many types of task in this world, but the two types that are on my mind today are the ones that can be completed without any dependencies on anyone else, and the ones that die a slow, horrible death as they endlessly wait for a critical (or marginally related!) task to be completed by another well-meaning task-doer.

On the days when I believe one of my projects is stalled, I should probably remind myself that I may have simply identified the wrong tasks as being the critical ones.