Essentialism is ‘the disciplined pursuit for less’.
We all have access to far more information than we could ever want.
In today’s world, the difficulty is defining what information is relevant. To help us do this we need to know where we want to go.
Goals enable us to determine if something is leading us down the right path to creating the success we want.
In this seemingly complicated world, we need to reduce the physical, mental, and emotional clutter. And REMEMBER that we don’t need to consume everything!
I have found using the ‘Pareto principle’ incredibly helpful to reduce clutter. The ‘Pareto principle’ states that 20% of what we do produces 80% of results therefore the remaining 80% is usually slowing you down.
Figuring out the optimal 20% can be difficult but often comes with trial, error, and intuition. I often carry out a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) to determine if something is going to be the highest and best use of my time, move me towards the results I desire and in the fastest possible way coming from a place of joy, bliss, and ease.
Weigh up the opportunity cost.
Essentialism is a way of living by design. And this has been something I have been working on a lot the past couple of years. I realize now more than ever that I am the cause and not the effect of all aspects of my life. And therefore I can choose how I want my life to play out.
Nothing happens without action!
ACTIONS CREATE CLARITY and this clarity helps you move forwards. If you are unsure of something take action and the results (positive or negative) will give you the feedback you need to move forwards or shift direction.
Essentialism isn’t about getting more done, it’s about getting the RIGHT things done.
You move forwards towards your goal by design and this means you can often see the right opportunities. You also learn to surround yourself with the right people and environments.
‘Many things are good, many things are important, but only a few are essential’ Think about what is essential in your life to move you to your desired outcome.
TAKE ACTION on those few essential things. Stop consuming and start doing.