If only we had more time/money/resources

A natural instinct when we’re tasked with getting something done is to spend time wishing for more time/money/resources.

But, this is just another example of when our default instincts are counter productive. Being plush with resources is not conducive for resourcefulness or creativity – both of these appear only in the presence of constraints.

That, in turn, is the challenge when funding teams – you want just enough critical mass to get the team going and, yet, not enough to fund everything.

The magic appears when we have just enough to do the things that matter and disappears when we have more than enough.

PS: Interestingly, in the long term, more resources find themselves in the hands of those who demonstrate resourcefulness by making the most of what they have in their hands.