Dichotomy of effectiveness and efficiency

Everyone has different goals. With each goal we can choose to be effective and efficient. Even when the journey is the ideal state we can make life more enjoyable by ensuring we do the right things better.

The first step towards being effective is to reevaluate the goal(s). What gets measured gets managed. If you can’t definitely know when a goal is complete then it needs rework. Nebulous goals may also be principles in disguise.

Often we are attempting to do something that in some way was already achieved by others. The lesson is to set aside time to learn from the experiences of other people. Leverage our expanding collective intelligence to avoid repeating historic mistakes.

Be wary of taking advice from someone who lacks experience on the subject they are advising on. Focus on those who are exceptional or those who seem to hold some uncommon truth on the subject. These are your mentors.

With our goal we can think about how to achieve it faster. First identify the important activities. The bottlenecks. Then reduce the cycle time or reduce the amount of resources required.


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High leverage activities

There are certain activities that are more efficient than others. Whatever your priorities you’ll have options to achieving the same desired result. Be intelligent with your resources.

Let’s say you are one of millions who make the New Years resolution to get healthy. Statistics show that most of these commitments fail by February. So how do you improve your chances of following through?

Make fun a priority when getting healthy. It’s a simple thing, but it has a huge impact. It maintains the only thing that matters for forming any long term habit; motivation. By staying happy, you’ll stay motivated.

Use a calendar to schedule workouts. Set a recurring event with a notification to remind you. This allows you to offload the mental overhead of finding time during your day.

Going to the gym is problematic when you are starting a new exercise habit or you are very busy. You can come up with excuses: it’s raining, it’s too cold, I don’t have time, and so on. Instead buy a kettlebell and place it around the house. Lookup some kettlebell exercises online. I do this and it has eliminated my excuses for skipping strength training.

In pursuit of your goals you should look for high leverage activities. This leverage ensures your time and money go farther. These are the force multipliers.


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