“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” – Seneca
When we simplify our approach we often amplify our results.
The right kind of less can actually give us more back.
As counterintuitive as this may seem, anyone that has tried to simplify their lives in some way will connect.
Simplicity, minimalism, the pursuit of less, 80/20 – they’re all tools in our arsenal. Tools that can help us live our version of a better life.
At their core they all have a similar beating heart. That heart is reduction.
We reduce the excess in our lives.
We reduce the clutter in our closets.
We reduce commitments we’re not passionate about keeping so we can spend our time with what we are passionate about.
We reduce the unnecessary so the necessary may speak.
This isn’t easy. Our culture pushes us in another direction. It sells us on more. It tells us we need to supersize. Bigger is better.
The truth is more is not always the answer.
The really important aspects of our lives that give us most fulfillment are quite often on a very short list. They boil down to a few key areas if we just make the space to listen to what they are.
Use the power of reduction to set positive constraints. Make way for what’s important to you.