My wife and I were attempting to fix the pedals back on our kid’s bike today. We struggled and fumbled around for about two minutes.
Despite all our efforts, the pedals just didn’t seem to be going in.
Then, my wife spotted that we were each attempting to fix the pedal designed for the opposite side.
30 seconds after exchanging pedals, we were all done.
It was a good reminder that applying a lot of effort in wrong direction can never compensate for taking the time to think through the right direction.
Spend more time figuring out how to do the right thing vs. doing the thing right.