Could ‘under-done’ be the better outcome?

‘Done’ means it’s complete. Whatever the scope of the task was, whatever you thought about it, it’s done.

‘Undone’ means it’s not complete. Whatever the scope of the task was, margin remains. It’s unfinished work.

‘Under-done’ is another type of ‘complete’. You had an opinion about the scope, you made it simpler in the right ways. ‘Simpler’ could be to do nothing (not the same as ‘undone’) or to distill the task into the things that matter most and over-deliver on those.

Funny how ‘over-delivering’ is a by-product of under-doing something!

Perhaps the best next step for your product or service is not to get things done, nor to leave them un-done… but to under-do your way toward radical focus and over-deliver what truly matters to those you serve.