April 30, 2021

Efficient vs. Effective

“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.”
― Peter Drucker

Efficient means getting things done. Efficient means shedding the extra weight that’s slowing you down. Efficient means staying focused. Efficient means no procrastination, batching tasks, and aggressively moving forward.

Effective means getting things done that matter. Effective means staying focused on the target. Effective means taking an indirect path when the direct path is blocked. Effective means task prioritization, contingency planning, and letting other people help.

Efficient is a tool. Effective is a superpower.