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A variation of the optimization trap

The optimization trap is the belief that a few small adjustments have more impact than they actually do. Optimizing little things is usually a way for people to feel like they're doing something meaningful when they're actually avoiding big, scary moves that could truly make a difference.

Allowing perceived complexity to keep you from doing what you have to do is a variation of the optimization trap.

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