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Don’t boil the ocean

When I was reading the book- ‘The Mckinsey Way’, I came across a very interesting thought. The author, Ethan Rasiel asks you not to boil the ocean.

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“Don’t boil the ocean” means don’t try to analyze everything. Be selective; figure out the priorities of what you are doing. Know when you have done enough, then stop. Otherwise, you will spend a lot of time and effort for very little return, like boiling the ocean to get a handful of salt. Sometimes, I end up boiling the ocean. I invest too much effort for something doesn’t require it.

But the good part about this is that I am constantly learning and bettering myself with every consecutive experience. The thought struck a deep chord with me. ‘How much effort is enough?’ is always a difficult question to answer. Going the extra mile is not always necessary.


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