Some farmers try to plant too many crops too close together, mistakenly thinking the more they play plant in their field, the greater return they’ll get. But the crops are usually puny and produce very little worth harvesting. They need to learn the principle of spacing and how that creates a harvest several times larger.
Sometimes less is more.
The same is true with our time particularly as it relates to the harvest of our relationships. We mistakenly believe that the more crowded into our overloaded schedules, the more effective we’ll be. But the truth is that growing relationships is a lot like growing crops; they need space to become strong and healthy.