Mark Seemann on “When To Refactor“
“… moving in small steps is a skill that must be explicitly learned. This may seem obvious once posited, but it may also be helpful to explicitly state it.”
Almost a decade for me to learn this the hard way. I’ve had that exact same experience Mark talks about where I had to ask for huge refactors with many failures/successes. Only much later did I realize I was doing it all wrong.