Less means more while more = mediocre. There are times where this works in your favour: when ideating and experimenting, speed and incremental development are key. You can often develop better over time by doing more, faster, than by fastidiously mulling over each further attempt. This applies to the development of most skills. Writing ten moderate essays can teach you more than writing one perfect one. Practicing ten free throws will do more for your shooting mechanics than making one perfect three-pointer.

However, when it comes to life as a whole, we should prioritize value. If you only make time each day to tend to a dozen mediocre things, you will ultimately lead a life devoid of the things you consider most important.

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