Capacity vs. Bandwidth: You Can Do More Than You Think

Last Update: April 18, 2017

Bandwidth refers to how much time and energy we have to spread around amonst all the stuff we're doing. And we usually overestimate how much bandwidth we have.

That's why we stress out. We take on too many tasks and responsibilities.

Capacity, on the other hand, has to do with the total output we're capable of as we make adjustments to how we're spending our bandwidth.

We usually underestimate our capacity, partly because we've maxed out our bandwidth.

Entrepreneurs have a knack for having their hands in a lot of projects at once. How do successful entrepreneurs balance their mutliple business and leadership interests alongside family, faith, and rest?

They learn to spend their bandwidth wisely so that they're able to increase their capacity.

High capacity leaders say no to the things that absorb capacity but don't bear fruit. And they manage their time and their energy and their relationships to squeeze the most fruit out of every opportunity.

So, what are you spending too much bandwidth on that isn't bearing fruit? And what do you have the capacity for that you haven't really gotten started with yet?

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ericpierre Premium
I think it a balancing act. Why? Let's say today you use up a big portion of your bandwidth for high capacity. But what about tomorrow? No bandwidth left --> no capacity.
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brandonacox Premium
Good point!
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TaniaHersel Premium
This is great. I need to reflect. A successful life is about balance and establishing boundaries.
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brandonacox Premium
Yes indeed!
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ETZEL Premium
You spoke like a brother !

RESPECT !

The metaphor was so modern and understandable for each age !

Greets,

Attila
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brandonacox Premium
Thanks for that, man!
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ETZEL Premium
You're always welcome !

I'm sure that the curch in your county is always full !

Greets,

Attila
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