Success comes from being clear about what you are aiming for … and then single-mindedly executing the strategy to get you there.
What you don’t need are distractions – the little problems along the way … but also the little side projects that crop up and you ‘fit in’ alongside the main project.
You need to be ruthless in eliminating these distractions ….. they constitute ‘wasted effort’.
Organise your work and the work of those around you is that it is absolutely clear where the focus lies…. and what constitutes success. Then remove all the distractions, leaving the team to focus completely on this main focus.