The Spectrum

Everything operates within a spectrum.

Criticism is good and healthy. Too much of it, though, and it becomes hypercritical; too little, and it becomes apathy.

Order is a wonderful thing. Focusing too much on order, though, leads to obsession. Ignoring order completely results in mess and chaos.

Money is a useful tool and a valuable resource, but when we obsess over it, we become greedy. If we ignore its value, though, we risk wasting it on things that don’t matter.

I advocate a lot of smart business practices and values, but they all should be taken with an eye for the spectrum. When any behavior drifts toward one end or the other of the spectrum, it becomes flawed and twisted. Goals become more difficult to reach and we experience much more frustration.

Learn. Grow. Improve yourself. But mind the spectrum.