An oak tree may produce thousands of acorns before a single seed finds fertile soil. It may live for two hundred years producing acorns and waiting for random chance to carry one seed to germination.
Each acorn contains the potential of an entire oak tree along with thousands of more acorns. All that's missing from each acorn is an intelligent force of cultivation.
We possess the gift of cultivation. We possess the ability to plant a single seed with intention, tilling its soil and carefully nurturing it to maturity.
This is our human gift, the gift of cultivation. When we plant seeds, how much isn't nearly as important as the focus of our intent.
It's not how hard we work, but rather how our work helps others.
It's not how much money we make, but rather how that money is spent.
It's not the length of our exercise routine, but rather the intensity of each exercise.
It's not the volume of our experiences, but rather what we learn from each one.
It's not how many words we publish, but rather the intent behind those words.
It's not how much time we have, but rather what we do with each moment.
Increasing volume will not increase our potential to cultivate. We don't need to wait for chance to plant roots and grow; our goals and dreams will spout when they're cultivated. Focus on the quality and cultivation of each action and leave volume to the trees.