In one of my A-ha moments recently, I learnt a very useful lesson. I keep talking about using leverage (not debt – for those of you who are exposed to financial markets). There are various kinds of leverage – with say automatic machines weaving cloth versus people weaving cloth. Suddenly you have one machine producing more than a 100 weavers could do in a day.
Your wordprocessor and spreadsheets are all examples of leverage. One of the best examples is 80/20 and its fractal derivatives.
But each of these things have their own constraints. What once started by increasing leverage, then becomes standard operations and then you find the constraints in that.
So what was the A-ha moment. Time is limited and is the same for everyone. However leverage is infinite. The more you keep using leverage the more you can get more out of the time you have.
No wonder Aristotle had said – you give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum and I can move the earth.
All the highly productive people are very highly leveraged and if they constantly keep looking for finding leverage points then there’s an infinite amount of productivity they can achieve. Isn’t that amazing.
So a couple of weeks back I spoke about how I am trying to identify points where my brain gives me resistance and try to work my way through those to improve my outcomes.
Now in addition to that I am also looking at how I can find leverage points and see how far I can go.
Will keep you posted on my progress.
Meanwhile if you know of ways to improve leverage, please share in the comments section below.
Till next time.