In principle, when we decide more than we have to, say more than we have to, or do more than just enough to get the job done, it might cause trouble.
We don’t have to decide everything right now. It works well to decide only what we have to, see how that plays out and then decide the next steps. One step at a time.
We don’t have to say everything we’re thinking. It works to first consider the purpose of speaking and then say just enough to achieve the purpose.
We don’t have to do too much, over-fix things, or fix things that aren’t really broken. That often causes inefficiency.
Practical Tip: You don’t have to do it all right now, or say it all, or decide it all. It’s okay to put some decisions off. Break projects into pieces and make decisions in pieces. The smaller the pieces, the less chance of bad decisions with big impact and the more chance of building on lessons learned.
– Craig Freshley