One thing that always comes to mind during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the idea of doing more vs. doing better. It’s at that time of year that I have the opportunity to really look at what I’ve done over the past several months and what I look to do in the months ahead. There’s a tranquility over those seven days that is hard to find at any other time of the calendar year. So I take advantage of it.
Even after that break and having clarity of thought it’s really challenging to work towards being better at things I’m already doing as opposed to doing more things. The idea of doing more is far easier to quantify. Doing things better is more of a qualitative thing. That is more challenging to measure. I think that’s why the push to do more is prevalent in the world more than doing things better. It’s more objective. It’s something you can certainly measure easier and that means you can manage it easier.