Simplify to the point of practicality
I have lots of notes on how I want to do things, but usually the notes become so complicated that it’s hard for me to do what I set out to do. The world is an incredibly complicated place, but that’s why we use simpler models to make our way through it.
The same is true of plans and procedures: they have to be simple enough to be practical. Not too much detail that makes our tasks intimidating or too little detail that leaves us scratching our heads each time we want to complete a task.
The goal is practicality: encouraging focused action, without getting in the way.
Is your approach to work leaving you without the support you need to achieve your desired results, or is it too cumbersome to be getting in the way?