Saturday, 20 October 2012
Authentic Change (Part Six) Simplify and then keep it simple!
My journey in life has allowed me to explore many ways of thinking, both complex and simple, but I must say I do prefer the simple ...
Einstein said "any fool can complicate things but it takes a genius to simplify things" ... I would like to simplify things even more.
True change only happens when we begin to simplify our lives.
So how do we simplify our lives?
Simply if you aren't making time to think about how you can simplify your life, you are simply wasting time.
We are often told to prioritize our lives. Unfortunately priorities do not simplify our lives. It actually just tells us that there is a lot to be done and then we start trying to find time to do it all. Prioritizing like that just adds stress to our lives.
I am suggesting you simplify and get rid of things in your life that waste time, so that you can make more time for yourself.
Don't waste time watching television, yes that is a total waste of time. Encourage your family to do the same so that you can spend more time together. Don't listen to and read the news and avoid people who like to share the news with you - if it is really relevant you will get to hear about it regardless.
Now that you have made more time for yourself, choose to spend the newfound time reading, writing your first book or interacting with people who will actually add value to your life.
Charlie “Tremendous” Jones said “You will be the same in 5 years as you are today except for two things, the books you read and the people you meet.” Get out and meet new people and in turn advance your personal brand.
Think before you commit to things, ask yourself will this add to the value of my life or am I simply wasting valuable time.