We know that this is true but why do we water weeds and not just the flowers?
Think of this in a different way.
Water just the flowers so water isn’t wasted on non-value items.
You can identify value of work by eliminating the waste it creates.
Take the time to pull the weeds and the garden will grow stronger. Even better pulling the weeds allows you to plant more flowers.
When waste is eliminated value is added to a process.
Expect mistakes and weak results if you fail to pull the weeds from your process.
Use your time fixing problems and prevent them from happening again. This is the appropriate way to allocate your time to get the most out of your process.