In my very first job in accounting, I invested time in creating complex macros to consolidate multiple spreadsheets and reduce the repetitive monthly work I had to do so I could focus on the more interesting parts of my job.
That led me to starting my own technology company offering application development to automate repetitive processes, to deliver more value for customers, and for employees to spend time do more value added work.
You also want to free up your time to do what is most interesting or important.
I was good at doing this for others, but it was hard to do it for myself. I struggled for so many years with competing priorities and shiny penny syndrome!
I worked my ass off- 24 hour days. My brain tricked me to think that was the solution and that resulted in burnout.
Then I found my first true mentor and he taught me to get my head out of the weeds. Stepping back and constantly re-evaluating where I am and aligning my actions and my goals became my best practice. Unknowingly, it became the basis of this simple framework and my super power.