Seth Godin challenges the assumption that you have to do MORE or HAVE more in his latest book, The Practice.
This wisdom hit me harder after reading Effortless by Greg McKeown, but Seth’s words still have an impact on their own:
“Take the time to see what’s worked before. Watch the creative heroes around us who have raised their hands, taken the lead, and created something that matters.
Again and again, the work falls into a pattern, often containing counterintuitive twists and turns.
You can see and you can be seen.
But better is better than more.”
Why focus on MORE when we can focus on getting BETTER? Better balance, better contributions, creation over destruction? This is the quality over quantity principle at its core.
This almost seems like a call to arms to change the way our society works. Stop working more, start focusing on what matters to you, what can make an impact in the world, and set a sustainable pace. Almost like a daily practice…where you ship your creative work.