Life lesson #163 from Scott Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Optimizing is often the strategy of people who have specific goals and feel the need to do everything in their power to achieve them.
Simplifying is generally the strategy of people who view the world in terms of systems.
If you study people who succeed, you will see that most of them follow systems, not goals.
— Scott Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big