May 17, 2018

Beware “creeping elegance”

The main thing I picked up from “The 4-Hour Work Week” was to combine Parkinson’s Law and the 80/20 Rule.

Parkinson’s Law states that our work will expand to take up all the time we allocate to it.

The 80/20 states that you’ll get 80% of the work done in 20% of the time, and feck about with “creeping elegance” for the rest of the 80%.

Give yourself less time and it forces you to focus on what will move the needle, and avoid “creeping elegance”.