So sayeth the engineer:
Reality is independent of your opinions.
It's also indifferent to your desires.
Every situation comes with incentives and constraints.
Though you will try to maximize your harvest of the incentives, you must satisfy the constraints.
Effort put toward trying to control the uncontrollable is effort wasted.
The clock is always running; there are no "time outs."
Francis isn't talking about optimizing your VBA in your Microsoft© Office Suite application, but a far more important project. Go see what it is.