Simplicity is the gate to abundance.
Living a simple life is about decluttering your time and space. It is about removing unnecessary tasks and things. This highlights priorities and sharpens focus. Removing the noise from our everyday life, takes the focus to what really matters. As Henry David Thoreau says: “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”
Living minimal is not only about owning less things; but about having the right ones. It is about being resourceful rather than having a lot of resources. It enables you to do more with less. And, brings the art of constant prioritization to your life. Like any other habit, simplicity has to be consistently practices to turn into a routine.
The founding father of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, lived a simple life. Everyday, he would ask himself two questions that became the fertile ground to his many contributions and inventions to the history.
- Every morning, he’d rise early asking himself:”What good shall I do this day?”
- Every evening he’d revisit the day and ask:” What good have I done today?”
“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” -Steve Jobs