Saves time, narrows focus, reduces tasks – reduces wasted effort, wasted money and wasted energy. So, why aren’t we all simplifying everything we can?
I’ve been asking this of myself often lately – quite consciously, deliberately, having episodic results worth thinking about. Not just those ‘ten second diversions’ cleaning out a drawer, tossing some no longer needed thing in the trash or recycling bin, but a ‘spend an hour thinking – or acting’ on things I can do that go beyond just asking ‘should I do this?’, or ‘why am I doing this?’, or why am I spending 15 minutes on this nearly every day.
Aside from these collective time saving exercises simplification really does allow important work, tasks and thinking to expand to fill that void. Sure, mindless useless and frivolous things can invade that space sometime – nothing wrong with that in moderation, but what if we all saved an hour, or two, a day? Every day.
For most of the developed world’s population that could be the easiest fix of all – simply stop the commute! Live where you work, or work where you live – presto, two hours a day saved. To say nothing of money saved, wardrobe savings, dining-out savings – the list goes on and on. I could go on and on. If you want that executed – give me call, we’ll get you moved.
However, if you’ve already done that fix or want another/alternative one, there are many things you can find in a one minute walk-around in your office or home or home-office. How much time does it take to eliminate something useless, obsolete or step-wasting?
Every time I read your powerful messages I wonder how you think of so much to share with all of us. This latest one has a great message for many. Christmas is a perfect time to share this message of hope and continuance. Have a wonderful day, IT, Calgary, AB
Thanks for sharing this personal story. You and others (including family members) who suffer from this disease are in my thoughts and prayers, Anonymous
Congratulations, Mark! Your article today is very inspiring. Admire your strength and clarity. Thank you. Thanks, too, for being my friend. See you in the New Year. Onward (Calgary’s official motto), Cheers, FW, Calgary, AB
Happy ‘Birthday’ Mark. Congratulations, AK, Calgary, AB
And the world is a better place because of what you did (and now do), KK, Calgary, AB
Happy Birthday!!!!!, KK(the other KK), Calgary, AB
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