Even after 40 years in the teaching business, I have a great deal to learn. As I work on my online teaching skills, I realize that there need to be some significant shifts in my habits of mind. I want to focus on the following three habits: persisting, managing impulsivity, and thinking/communicating with clarity and precision. All three will allow me to be a more effective instructional designer. I have to be willing to engage in a productive struggle in order to enhance my pedagogical technological content knowledge. I also have to avoid my natural tendency to move too quickly and then to have to re-do. If I was a bit more precise about what it was that I wanted and needed to accomplish, I would save precious time!