Saturday 25th January 2020

    Getting Ahead By Being Inefficient


    Trying to be perfect is a waste of time.

    Many of us feel constant pressure to adapt perfectly to our environments, especially our workplaces. Don't waste time, we're told. Maximize the output of your moments. Minimize your energy expenditure. If you aren't getting great, someone else is, so before you collapse into a heap of perceived failure, take stock and improve your efficiency. We assume this is the ticket to success - to continually strive to be the best at whatever we are doing.

    There is, however, something to be said for inefficiency: not doing everything perfectly, expending extra energy, making mistakes, trying new things - and possibly sucking at them. Sticking with something, even if you will never be as good as the person next to you. You develop flexibility and adaptability. You're better prepared for new opportunities when there are changes in your environment.

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