Is it worth the time?

Is it worth the time?

I’ve loved this visual aid for years. It still surprises me how often I will pull up this image up either to share with someone, or to give myself a reminder when I’m overthinking “productivity stuff”.

I’m sharing it here in case you haven’t seen it (or something like it) or so it can be a little reminder. There are 3 common outcomes I arrive at when consulting the chart:

  • Typically for personal productivity, it’s not worth the time
  • If it can help multiple people multiple times per day, it’s probably worth the time
  • It’s always worth the time if I can eliminate the task (can I just do that?)

Original post can be found here at the XKCD webcomic:

Is It Worth the Time?