In Million Dollar Consulting, Alan Weiss makes a key point early --
If you improve 1% each day, you double in ability roughly every 70 days.
I've found this method-- incremental improvement -- is very easy to increase by focusing on it.
There's always dozens of little things you could do, that you likely don't bother doing. And probably for good reason -- they're little tiny things.
But, dedicating to grabbing 1% regularly goes a long, long ways.
I grabbed a new mini-notebook recently and I'm going to write down one structural improvement each day. Who knows with a method like this -- it might be great, or it might fizzle out after a week or two. But I've always liked the idea, and I'm thinking there'll be some gains in it, regardless of if it gets added to the general toolbox or not.