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If you spend most of your day chasing after external rewards, more things, a bigger “lifestyle”, your life becomes more complicated but not “better”. When you live more simply, you spend less time and money buying things and less time and energy taking care of things you don’t really want or need. You experience a feeling of well-being. And you have more energy, more time, and more money.
A Simple Beautiful Life
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You will never have enough time to do everything you want to do or even everything you need to do. Getting busier, trying to do even more, will never work. To live a simple beautiful life, you must choose the two or three roles that are most important to you at this time and let go of the rest.
Freedom in Simplicity
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Simplicity is a discipline. It requires external action but the initial motivation is internal. Simplicity requires us to choose a course and then take action. It involves cutting out all the noise, the unimportant things, so you have the wherewithal to focus on the important things in life, such as relationships, taking care of yourself, and giving your best in Service to the world.
What Truly Matters?
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We don’t have enough time to fit everything we want to do into our finite lives, and the more we try to, the more stressed and frustrated we feel. We must decide what truly matters in order to separate the really important from the merely important things we want to accomplish.TheExceleratedLife.com
Make A Clean Sweep
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Sometimes, we must get rid of something old in order to make space for a new thing. We may need to give up an old goal or dream in order to have the energy to pursue a new and better goal and dream. Sometimes, we need to make a clean sweep.TheExceleratedLife.com
Simplify To Remove Unnecessary Complexity
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The aim of Excelerated Simplicity™ is to free ourselves from unnecessary complexity. The desired end result is a simpler, not simplistic, life. Not all complexity can be done away with, nor is that desirable. But unnecessary complexity can be simplified and our lives made simpler by having fewer trivial details to deal with.TheExceleratedLife.com
7 Principles To Keep Life Simple
Simplifying your life doesn’t have to be complicated but it does require thought. In Keeping Life Simple, Karen Levine shares 7 guiding principles to help us have more time to do the things we love – and to figure out what those things are.
You Can’t Buy Peace Of Mind
It was Saturday morning and Kelly woke up in a foul mood. She was tired of juggling a demanding job, a house that was in constant disarray, and a husband and children that always seemed to need something – forms completed, lunches packed, arguments settled, and on and on.
Although she didn’t really need anything specific, she decided to give herself a break and go shopping; it seemed to be one of the few outlets available to her to make herself feel better. She left her husband in charge of the house and children and headed for the mall.Continue reading “7 Principles To Keep Life Simple”
Bound To The Past
Leftovers from yesterday, last week, last month or last year clog up your space and keep you from living in the present moment. Clear up the open loops from past projects and you are better able to deal with your current projects and activities. Live in the present moment, not bound to the past by items cluttering your space and your life.
Holdovers From The Past
Here is a thought that occurred to me the other day as I contemplated the stacks of papers, files, books, and other detritus covering my desk and work space. This clutter, these holdovers from the past, keep me from living fully in the present.
The unfiled papers, the books that haven’t been put away, and all the other clutter and debris keep me bound to the past and make it difficult to function in the present moment. As long as those stacks are there, I have open loops  — unfinished business. It is difficult to remain in the present moment, in the Now, with so many open loops.Continue reading “Bound To The Past”
Rules Of Thumb
A rule of thumb is a type of heuristic that can help you perform desirable behaviors more consistently. Applying rules of thumb can also eliminate some mundane decisions, thereby conserving willpower.
Decision Making Short-Cuts
“Eat a fruit and a vegetable at every meal.”
“Pay yourself first.”
“Fill your gas tank when it reaches 1/2 full.”
These are “rules of thumb” – common sense guidelines that provide guidance in daily situations. They are short-cuts to decision making.
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What’s Holding You Back?
“Show me someone who keeps getting in your way, and I’ll show you someone who keeps making excuses.” ~ Note From The Universe — Mike Dooley
What Is Holding You Back?
What’s holding you back? What is keeping you from reaching your goal, fulfilling your purpose, and creating your best life? Given the opening quote, you probably suspect that this is a loaded question and you may be reluctant to trot out your usual litany of excuses, er, umm, I mean “reasons”.
Don’t get me wrong. Nobody that I’m aware of follows a straight, open, easy path to success. (If they do, then they’ve set their sights too low. They should aim higher.) All of us encounter obstacles, bumps and potholes, detours, blocked roads and locked doors. That’s part of why we are here and one of the big reasons for having goals in the first place. It’s called “Learning”.Continue reading “What’s Holding You Back?”