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Getting Ahead By Being Inefficient

Getting Ahead By Being Inefficient

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Many times we feel the pressure to adapt perfectly to our environments, not to waste our time and to maximize it.

Inefficient does not mean ineffective, nor lazy: You're a bit messy and use more energy; you might make mistakes and try new things. You develop flexibility and adaptability,...

Total efficiency constrains us. We become highly invested in maintaining the status quo because that is where we excel.

However, innovation is a threat and change is terrifying. Being perfect at something is dangerous if that is all you can do.

Inefficiency forces us to develop other traits that give us the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.

Leave aside the fear of new challenges. Leave aside the fear of not being the best. When you put yourself in situations where you aren't the most skilled, you learn and...

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