It seems in this day and age of keeping up with and surpassing the Jones’, people often
believe doing more or having more makes you or the things around you better. That’s
not always the case. Actually, more isn’t always better. Sometimes more is just more. Here are a couple of examples in a simplistic sense:
- After a certain point, more toothpaste or more shampoo aren’t better for your teeth and hair, they are simply more.
- Lights are very helpful in a dark room but there comes a point when adding more lights doesn’t make the illumination better, they’re simply more.
Let’s take a look at training:
- Some people believe that the answer to success lies in added reps, whether that’s throwing, hitting, strength training, etc. Yet, that’s not the case if the reps have no practical application. In this case, more is not better, again, it’s just more.
- The same can be said about the use of new technology. In the game of
baseball, there’s a big upswing in the use of technology and people like to talk more and more about all the data being collected. It’s sound good, right?
Unfortunately, much of it, up to this point, can’t be practically applied thus it’s not
better, it’s just more.
Obviously, my point is that we need to take a closer look any time we think “more” of something is the answer. We must ask ourselves next level questions:
- Does doing more of this get me closer to my goal?
- Is doing more of this vs. doing something else the best choice for me?
- By doing more of this, am I making the best use of my time?
- Is doing more of this actually better or is is just more?
Jill E. Wolforth is the Director of Marketing at Ron Wolforth’s Texas Baseball Ranch. For more information about the Texas Baseball Ranch visit http://www.texasbaseballranch.com/