The Pomodoro Technique is named after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that was first used by its Italian founder when he was a university student. Yep, it’s really that simple. In the 1980’s Francesco Cirillo was looking for a way to help him study and focus so he grabbed a timer from the kitchen and used it to create short sprints of focus.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.