More is a good buzzword;
it persuades people. Here are a few examples; in education, at this moment, people are saying that the answer to learning loss is a longer school year. More time in the classroom will help. In a corporate environment, more time on the job will get you the success you desire. More isn’t always the answer. Think about it for a second; more contributes to problems. These examples of more that I just listed sound good, but in my mind they are toxic beliefs .
For example, more cake could lead to obesity, more candy if you a diabetic leads to high blood sugar, more alcohol leads to greater impairment, and the consequences can be devastating, drunk driving, domestic abuse. I am not saying that more is to be avoided in all cases, but we do need to acknowledge that, at times, more may not be the answer.
What instead? How about Enough? If you set a goal to write, you can say 15 minutes is enough for today. Then celebrate your accomplishments.
In a society where measurement is so important, the temptation to do more is always present. Yet enough doesn’t mean lack of commitment or laziness; enough means that you devoured your talents and skills in the service of a particular project or endeavor. When you were done, you said that is enough. I am content. Perhaps we need more of enough? Or do we?
I crave more. More time, more money, more friends, more status, what if instead of more. I said I have enough?
It is scary to say that because I fear that someone will accuse me of lowering my expectations or not living up to the standards by saying enough. I have to be ok with that because, in the end, your words haven’t produced enough. So I can go in the opposite direction and continue each. Every day to simply be fine, though uncomfortable saying enough.