I noticed something.
When I started these Monday Motivation posts, they were often short.
Early on, I got positive feedback.
But with that came pressure to share something profound each week.
I noticed the posts were skewing longer and longer.
Maybe it’s imposter syndrome.
But I felt I had to write long posts for it to be perceived as valuable.
We tend to do that in our work too.
We hold one-hour meetings that an email could have handled.
Create elaborate PowerPoint decks when a 1-page text proposal would have sufficed.
More isn’t always better.
Sometimes it’s just more.