I’ve just come in from thinning the fruit on one of our apple trees. This is a task I don’t enjoy. Every time I pull off a small unripe apple, I’m disappointed about the loss of the big apple it could have become. (Clearly, I was never meant to be a farmer.)
Whether it’s our artistic projects, our businesses, our products, our lives as a whole… when we spread our energies thin across too many commitments, everything suffers.
Here are some thoughts on how, when and why we sometimes need to thin our “fruit”.