I’m a big fan of Leo Babauta.
His book, The Power of Less, is required reading for anyone who wants a rewarding life.
But many of Leo’s followers think doing less means, well, settling for less.
I’m here to tell you it can mean achieving much more.
In the last 4 years, I’ve been living the power of less.
In fact, I started with that philosophy well before I knew it was one.
Do Less to Achieve More
I annoy many of my partners and friends with my approach.
But the reality is, engaging in busy work is not the secret to success.
Success comes from ignoring the busy and sticking with developing content and pursuing projects that matter to your goals.
That means you need time to think.
Enjoy the Stillness
Don’t get me wrong, I work hard and push the envelope.
But I choose the things I pursue very carefully.
And that means ignoring the immediate until I know the right thing to do.
Again, this often annoys people who want my immediate attention.
But when it’s right, I act . . . and everyone involved is a lot happier with the eventual outcome.
Don’t Do Things That Don’t Matter
The stereotype of the successful person is one who juggles multiple cats in the pursuit of maximum return.
I’m telling you to drop most of those cats, and lovingly embrace that special one.
Making clear decisions about content and projects that work requires clear vision, and you don’t achieve that in a frenzied, haphazard mode.
Right decisions require the right mindset, and a clear path to achieving the goal.
How clear is your mind right now?
P.S. No cats were harmed in the writing of this post.