Less is more until more is less

Posted: March 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I know the title is a little odd right? When I read the title I immediately picture a cartoon I watched as a child. The setting was the state fair, the year was far in the future. Every both had some type of invention at it that would “change the world”. The both that I think of when I hear or read the words “less is more until more is less”  is the both that housed an invention which would take an entire tree and cut it down into one small tooth pick. In the case of the cartoon invention we definitely see where more became less and everyone laughs a little. However it happens often in life and business. An individual or group of individuals creates a product or service. Something everyone wants and since everyone wants it the one man or small business grows to become much larger. It is sometimes described in business as meteoric growth. Before you know it the business HR department costs more than the company sells and their P and E  is upside down.

In life we can do the same thing. I like to call it “making mountains out of mole hills”. There is a great book for sale called “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and it’s all small stuff“. I like the book because, despite the way the title sounds, it’s author  Richard Carlson points out that although something is very important to us it is never worth losing our minds over. 

I like to play chess. Let’s see a better way to put that is I like to lose at chess to the computer. I tell myself I am getting better, but the jury is still out. One thing I have noticed about my chess game and have been trying to work on is my end game. I found myself being overly concerned with loosing pieces early in the game and as a result of doing so would lose the game.

One good quote from the book is ”

“The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime.”
Richard Carlson
I am going to try hard today to maintain a proper perspective on everything. What about you?

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