I have a hard time keeping my ideas and my imagination in check. There is always another angle or another dream or another way of doing things.
“What if… ???”
That’s how it starts. Next thing you know, I’ve built three more websites and built another team around another idea that wasn’t ready to become a reality.
Most things are better with less.
I constantly have to pull myself back from making my life more complicated than it needs to be. Almost every day, I am removing things from my life and my work.
“Trimming the hedges.”
You have to be proactive about it. You have to be intentional about living with less and about focusing on few. Attention is a finite resource, attention is the currency of the ages.
What is it that you want to get done? What is your goal? It doesn’t have to be elaborate or robust. What is right in front of you this moment?
In order to be of maximum productivity, you need to always be removing the complexities out of your way. The simpler the better.
The enemy of execution is complexity. The enemy of done is perfect.