One of the difficulties in exploring new things In life, be it an activity or tool/technology, is assesing the value, or the benefit it brings to me. Sometimes I may miss the actual value something provides by paying attention more to aesthetic or philosophical attributes of a thing, rather than what it actually does for me.
To counteract this, I came up with this little equation.
Reward ÷ Time = Value
To use: Take the thing you want to assess, and rank it’s variables of Reward received and Time invested, then calculate.
|Tool A||Tool B|
In this situation Tool B has more Value (Reward Ã· Time = Value) than Tool A.