Principle: Constraint is good.

Things tend to get done when there is a deadline.

It is better to set constraints or limitations to force yourself to be resourceful and creative with what you have and how much time you are given.

The mind adapts well, particularly one which has been cultivated to seek out solutions than to wait for others to provide the tools.

If there is no constraint, time is easily slips by and resources are not fully realized.

“The more time you have to do things, the less you are able to get done.” — Joyce Rachelle

“What may be done at any time will be done at no time.” — Scottish Proverb

“Perfection is the enemy of good.” – Anonymous

“Constraints are your friends. You will never ever have unlimited time and resources. Don’t try. Figure out the constraints and live with them.”

– Seth Godin


principle – n. a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning. (Oxford Languages via Google Search)

Inspired by Ray Dalio’s book entitled Principles, I’m codifying my own set of principles to understand and better my decision-making.