Doing more and doing enough are the same

You could be doing more.

You could be providing more homeschooling help for your kids. You could be preparing healthier meals. You could check in more with your parents, especially now. Your could set up regular calls with your lonely friend. You could be exercising six days a week. You could appear happier. You could be having more sex.

But you aren’t doing more. For whatever reason. And that’s fine because it doesn’t matter anyway. More matters way less than we think.

But what about enough?

You provided enough homeschooling help. You ate healthy enough. You checked in with parents and friends enough. You exercised enough. (Still going to assert that we could be having more sex).

What would it be like to be content with something knowing you could (or “should!”) have done more?

For more things than I care to count, more and enough get you to the same place.

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership

Published on May 8, 2020

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