Q is for Quality not Quantity


Years ago, I had a factory job that required me to meet a specific quota every day. I had 8 hours to work on 4000+ weed eater pieces. For eight hours, I sat at this machine doing the same thing over and over again because this work measured their success by how much it got done in one day.

I also met people in my life who quantified their lives by the amount of objects they were able to accumulate. Quantity does have a place in this world, but I don’t think it should be a key component in ones personal life and not even in some professions.

When one is encountering life changing events, life and death for instance, you soon begin to realize that spending quality time with your family outweighs the fastest car.

A fast car is nice but hanging out with my kids is nicer!

A big house is awesome but hanging out with my friends is so much better.

Even in my work I would much rather spent quality time with a client to help them through challenging situation rather than how many clients can I see in one day.

It will reconfigure the effectiveness of what I do and I am rather smitten by helping people and do so because it enlightens me to see people progress and they are only going to do that if I do quality work.

My hope is that we all can get to a place of quality and not live from a place of quantity!

6 comments

  1. Stephen Tremp says:

    I’m a people oriented person. Money is cool to have but I just don;t need that much stuff to be happy.

  2. Jordan Ring says:

    Quality over quantity for sure! I definitely agree with you on this one. At times quantity can be important, but most of the time it is the quality of the interaction, and the quality of the time spent that truly matters!

    • Petra says:

      Very true! I think that too often we forget in the hustle and bustle of every day work

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