What’s Enough?

Enough is enough.

Does it work? Good.

If it can be better, a good question to ask is “how much better?”

If it costs 10x more to have the “best,” but you can get 80% of the way there for 10x less the cost . . . is that really the “best?”

If you’re NASA, it might be worth it. If that manifold breaks, it could be lost lives and literally millions of dollars.

Chances are, your stakes aren’t as high as NASA’s, so you should probably consider what “enough” is to get the job done.

Also, if it can be better, it’s worth asking “how much better does it need to be to get to the next step?”

The difference between 90 mph and 100 mph isn’t as big as the difference between 100 mph and 110 mph.

Wind resistance increases exponentially and requires a disproportionate amount of fuel and power as the speedometer goes up.

Sometimes, the place you’re going isn’t worth it either.

2 Minute Action

What’s one big task you have to do today?

Could you make it smaller?

Can it be an email instead of a meeting?

Can it be an article instead of a novel?

Can it be a B- instead of an A+?

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