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The Pareto Problem for Perfectionists

I was talking to my friend B.B. King of *x Admin about the problem of getting things done when one has perfectionist tendencies. I had mentioned the Pareto Principle, or 80–20 rule: For many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. At the time I couldn’t think of a pertinent example of why this was relevant to our discussion. Now I have one: