Low Hanging Fruit



Low Hanging Fruit –  Phrase that refers to achieving a goal that is easiest to reach.  Certainly it has some roots in the natural state of food gathering.  If you were ancient man or even an ape, you would tend to grab the fruit nearest to the ground rather than climb to the highest point on the tree.  Why put yourself at great risk when you can eat just the same by safely keeping your feet flat on the ground?

Low Hanging Fruit

A common approach in business process improvement is that fixing simple problems first to get immediate gains, provide people with a feeling of victory and motivate them to continue to do better.  “Let’s get the low hanging fruit in our production process first, then we can work on the more complex issues.”

I contend that you can apply this concept in your quest for virtue as well.  More to follow…


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