Following on from yesterday's post about 90% complete, I'd estimate that the tangible gains from completing projects come around:
90% -- almost none of the gains (maybe some experience)
99% -- maybe half of the gains
100% -- all of the gains
Thus, going from "0% complete" to "90% complete" would get you only a few random lessons, and not much tangibly. Going from 90% to 99% would give you near-infinitely more than that, and going from 99% to 100% would double your returns.
In that light, doesn't it make sense to maximally complete the opportunities you have onhand, rather than seeking new ones so often?
So in other words: ship your product, or you won't reap the benefits of it ever reaching the world.
Simple, but overlooked. Thank you for this.
Definitely and I think this can be applied in a lot more than just projects. For example I find myself constantly juggling trying to keep our marketing funnels full through new lead generation vs closing the leads we have. For us getting someone to opt in and engage with our marketing is the 90% But often rather than focusing on the close we'll spend days trying to simply get more leads to where most of ours already are...
Slightly over a week ago, I committed to having the most productive 90 days of my life -- and sharing it all with you publicly. I wanted to make huge advances in my core projects, some large personal gains, and -- crucially -- I wanted to come out of this cycle feeling the strongest and healthiest of my life. So, more production than ever before, and being alive, engaged, and energized at the end of it instead of burnt out.
What's happening after one week?
Well, there's good and back. First, there's a strange "I'm being watched!" feeling which slightly increases neurosis/anxiety... and accountability. That's been the most unexpected thing -- a feeling of, "Is this an activity I'd want to own doing publicly with my time, after making a big massive commitment?"
I don't like or dislike it, per se. It's a bit odd. Actually, ok, I like it. (Most of the time!)
Ok, I officially LOVE raw food. I started eating raw about five weeks ago, and have been 99% raw since (my trespasses? a tiny brownie, a few sprouted grain english muffins, and a stupid eggplant pizza). Let's do the math on this baby :
First I ate 100% of whatever I wanted. I loved fried foods, desserts, and pizza. Thanks to miraculous metabolism, I never gained too much weight. Then I read Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever, hacked away at my diet, and cut out probably 70% of the foods I used to eat. Later I researched more and cut out 90% of those foods, leaving me eating about 7% of what I initially ate. I wrote a book called The Skinny Snob about that. Going raw eliminated at least 70% of those foods, so now I'm down to about 2-3% of the foods I ate a year ago. Based on my daily diet I would consider that wholly accurate.
Now... that is a wild change. Especially coming from me. I would constantly mock anyone trying to go on a diet and explain that you should just eat whatever you wanted. No amount of logic would get me to change. What did get me to change was my inclination to try things for 7 or 30 days, and the accompanying drastic results.