Optimization – the action of making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource.
It’s not about using the most gadgets to help us or getting things done as quickly as possible. It’s about the thoroughness and focuses we put into the work.
If we have 30-minutes to complete something, shouldn’t we put 30 good hard minutes in?
Instead of figuring out how to get as much done as possible, we might consider what things are the most important to get completed and then doing those as best as we are able to. If we get to the others that would be a bonus.
Sometimes the most effective use of our time is not completing a task at all
As we practice, our best can get better, and therefore the craftsmanship we are able to put into a project improves and the rate we can judge whether something is worthy to complete or not will become amplified.