Efficient is Over-Rated
by Matthew Warner
Efficient is over-rated
The shortest route. The quickest method. The cheapest option. The most productive technique.
Our lives are far too ordered around what is most efficient and productive. But these are not the primary purposes of our lives. And prioritizing as such is sure to get us off track. Efficient is way over-rated.
If there is one thing we must know from His-Story, it’s that providence is not efficient—not from our perspective anyway. The best stories are not efficient. They are beautiful. Meaningful. Entertaining. Messy. And it’s often the longer, less efficient road that ends up most fruitful. Most beautiful. Most worth taking.
Stop chasing efficiency at the expense of adventure and productivity at the expense of a great story. Revel in the road less managed.