Simplification: Removing Decisions

Innovators have a talent for simplification, for zeroing in on what matters, and for focusing on the important challenges that they face. And innovative geniuses eliminate unimportant decisions from their lives. Steve Jobs, for example, always wore black turtlenecks and one style of jeans, so he didn’t have to waste time deciding what to wear. 


Having to make multiple small and inconsequential decisions can sap a person’s subsequent self-control and deplete their patience and willpower. Clearing out the clutter of minor decisions can improve the quality of big decisions.

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