Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Why Less is More

In almost everything in life, I like to think that less is more. I would rather have three really good friends than fifteen okay ones. I would rather get really involved with a couple of clubs than a whole slew of them. For me, I like to focus on doing the things that you really care about and want to put your time and effort into. It's believing that putting more effort into fewer things reaps the greatest rewards. 

I also do this with friendships because honestly, I don't have enough hours in the day to have super close friendships with ten people. I don't get enjoyment from hanging out with people in large groups, so it's hard for me to balance friendships with that many people. Instead I always seem to opt for just a few close friendships. This way I know I always have time for my friends when they need it. I'm there for them and never have to feel like I'm putting them on the back burner. Obviously I have other friends as well but I like to know I have my core group of people. 

I've always been the type of person that likes to be in charge. So when I join a club I am constantly wanting to get involved in leadership and find a way to help out. It's just my nature. But if your involved in seven different clubs this is difficult, it's hard to pour your heart into that many different things at once. I've found much greater success in getting involved with two or three things in which I have leadership roles. This way I really feel like I am able to help and contribute to the group. I feel like I am making a real impact.

Obviously, I know this doesn't work for everyone, some people thrive having super big groups of friends and tons of activities to-do. But for me, I prefer to live an intentional life, in which I put my time and effort into the things I truly care about. Following the belief that sometimes less in life actually turns out to be more. 

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