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Why not do less?

Do Less

As a chronic maximizer, here are a few reminders that I need from time to time.

  • You don’t have to take action on every idea.
  • There’s no need to push every project to the max; ship when things are useful.
  • You can make a decision without knowing every last detail and option; action will bring clarity.
  • It’s okay if you don’t finish every book you start; some books are turds.
  • You don’t have to respond to every email you receive.
  • Sometimes good enough is good enough.

Having breathing room — a little bit left over — is perfectly acceptable. In fact, it’s preferred.

In a nut, I’d rather go big on a few really special things by doing less on everything else.