"Better than it has to be." A well-known advertising slogan but I don’t remember for which product. It’s a great work/life modus operandi.
You can dress up more than you have to.
You can edit that message more than you need to.
You can polish those slides more than you need to.
You can listen more carefully than you need to.
You can use better materials that what you need to.
You can study more than you have to.
If it’s better than it has to be, you probably have to pay more than what’s necessary.
Is it worth it?
Most of the time it is.