How Much or How Good?
When you consider the acquisition of something, which of these two questions do you seek to answer? How much will I get, or how good will it be? We are living in a day where quantity seems to supersede quality. We are always looking for a bargain. We look at the cost then we look at the amount. Do you go for the MEGA fries or MEGA drink hoping to get your money’s worth, or even getting over what your money’s worth on the company?
There is nothing wrong with trying to save some money on our purchases, but we have to be careful that we do not develop a pattern of quantity over quality. Even seeking quantity over quality with our food can be detrimental to our health. Obesity is often the result of those choices.
Let’s bring this into another arena of life. The work you do has a direct effect on your reputation concerning the kind of work you do, and it also affects the consumer. Of course you want to be known as someone who does quality work, who doesn’t? And you want what you produce to be of good quality as well.
Still another arena in life is in the realm of friendships. You can have many friends who may not prove to be friends at all. These are more likely to be called acquaintances. Or you can have a small circle of real quality friends who do care about you.
Perhaps it’s time to think twice about the choice of quantity over quality. MEGA fries and a MEGA drink can bring MEGA problems. Solomon talked about the value of having quality of life: “Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it than a house full of feasting with strife.”
A true to life illustration: An elderly gentleman worked as a carpenter with diligence and great precision. He explained why he spent so much time on each project: “I learned long ago that speed should always be secondary to quality workmanship. Years from now when I’m gone and people inspect what I built, no one will ask, ‘How long did this project take him?’ Instead, they will ask, ‘Who made this?’”
Some Helps To Choose Between Quantity and Quality
1. Consider the longevity of the thing.
2. How much value would you ascribe to it?
3. What will it look like after much use?
4. Does it represent the kind of person you are?
Today’s Quote “Quality means doing it right when no one else is looking.” Henry Ford
Share an insight below where you chose quality over quantity.
Next Time: “Think Twice About Resentment.”