I thought about titling this: How to Get More Done by Doing Less. It’d be fitting.
Entrepreneurs believe they are extraordinarily capable, able to fix the biggest disaster through sheer force of will, and are able to out-work, out-think, and out-hustle anyone and everyone else in or around their business. This is a strength and a weakness. In many cases, they are right. But it is serious flaw to let those feelings dictate their decisions.
There is a huge difference in ROI between high-leverage activities and low-leverage activities.
There are times when it is better leave something undone or to have someone do an inferior job at a task you could do 1000 times better so your attention can be focused where it needs to be.
“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
– Lin Yutang