Clarity about what matters gives clarity to what doesn’t matter. The goal is to know what’s in front of us and then subtract.
Our work often requires us to compile a lot of data/evidence/proof/details. The trick is to have the skill to not only gather it all but then to pare back what to actually present.
That’s the magic formula: know how to add it all up, then ask the opposite question (“invert!“), and finally, subtract anything inessential.