Yet another part of the answer:
We need our super-motivated, highly urgent, perfectionist team to look into themselves and say, this work is good enough, and then go home, or to the movies, or the gym, or the pub. The cost of getting to perfection is, indeed, too often too high. The break might even help process the solution to the work…surely there’s brain research out there on this topic.
But short of that imaginary thirty hour day, know that “the perfect is the enemy of the good.” We must be able to continue to do extraordinary things for our scholars and still live full, meaningful, satisfied lives. As long as we communicate with one another what we can and cannot reasonably accomplish in a reasonable amount of time, we will achieve excellence together.
And with that, I am signing-off to back-to-back soccer games for my two eldest…perhaps during the work-break my brain will accidentally stumble upon the right way to launch our much needed capital campaign….