Parkinson's Law 2021-01-24 15:36:32

Imagine it is 10 years from now and ask yourself these 3 questions:

What challenges and changes will you have embarked on?

What contributions will you have generously given?

Can you do these things in 12 months instead?

In 12 months it’s unlikely that you’ll check every item off the list, but in endeavoring to do it all anyways you will likely surprise yourself by accomplishing more and going further than you originally thought was possible.

In 1955, Cyril Northcote Parkinson described this reality in an essay for The Economist: “[it] is a commonplace observation that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

If you give yourself 10 years to make a change then it will almost certainly take 10 years (or more). If you give your team an hour to discuss an important problem, it will almost certainly take an hour.

When it comes to contributions, think big. When it comes to estimating how long it will take, consider the possibility of increasingly smaller time frames.

The logic and value of this approach is simple: you do not get more time to do, create, and give. 
Therefore, it is imperative to find increasingly efficient ways to act and to routinely challenge the quantity of the time you think is required to make a change.

William Liao

The problem Enrolling, soliciting, and demanding to make change
This inspired me to write something in our hooks tribe.

TLDR: Parkinson's Law never happened because you started today. It always strikes because you wait until tomorrow. 
2021-01-24 22:45:44
Think you might find this picture useful.

https://twitter.com/johncutlefish/status/1353434551297576960/photo/1

2021-01-24 22:52:41
abrahamKim
 behind on reading; will check out the Hooks tribe today! The visualization you sent is perfect and I think distills our step 1 vs 1000 talk from earlier in the week. How did you come across it? 
2021-01-25 15:04:41
Few months back,
dealingwith
and I had a chat on tools/workflows. He recommended some thought leaders including https://svpg.com/articles/ and John Cutler

Interesting notes: 

-> I recently cleaned out most of my Twitter Following list and Cutler still is on it.
-> SVPG wrote books but Daniel specifically mentioned that the blog is better*

*maybe not better but he definitely made it sound like you didn't need to read beyond the blog
2021-01-25 16:38:18
abrahamKim
a related post from John: https://medium.com/hackernoon/work-small-even-if-it-makes-no-sense-6bd1f401fc3a
2021-01-30 12:38:37