I'm reading the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown right now. In the first few pages he states that an essentialist will pare down their life to only the essentials, and that by doing so you are living a life by design, not by default.
That simple phrase has been at the front of my mind since the words first entered my mind.
It's true, isn't it? If we don't design our lives, we'll default to living out whatever comes our way.
In just the few days since I began reading the book, I've been able to eliminate some things that were not contributing to the life I'm trying to lead right now. If I pour myself into everything, I won't do anything well or to the greatest extent I could. But if I pour myself into one thing, I'll get there faster and better and more fully.
Less but better. That's another phrase that keeps coming up.
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