Motivation

There is more of the less paradox (and how it improves your life)

“Don’t use a lot where it works even a little.” ~ Proverb

One of the most common paradoxical statements we hear is “less, more.”

I, like many others, understand what it means in the context of the personal style in which it is commonly used.

For example, when we change clothes, we can often see that they deprive the clothes of their beauty and appearance and distract their attention from their precious details and accessories.

But recently, we’ve found that the “less, more” paradox has many other uses.

When I started to question whether I could apply this simple philosophy to my life, more generally, more effective, more peaceful, and a higher level of self-esteem. Is my life.

The first thing I noticed about the amazing power of “less is more” was that I couldn’t physically do the cruel corporate hours I used to work for, and I couldn’t compete with the hyper-alpha entrepreneurs and business owners I worked for. It was when I admitted. 14 hours a day.

I tried to start at 5am, which looks like a trend in the business world, but it turned out that it wasn’t my body’s work. Every time I tried to go beyond the natural rhythm, I was very tired during the day and worth nothing.

At that time, I made a new rule to do one thing every day. And as long as I achieve that one thing, my most important and value-added thing, I thank myself for achieving something important.

This may not always be possible if you are not responsible for your workload, but the essence of this lesson is not overwhelmed by trying to do everything, but the essential and highest priority. Focus on what is high and valuable. task.

We found that applying “less to more” to a work or daily to-do list is a microcosm of productivity and concentration. And while there are certain tribes that beautify hustle culture and grind ethics, we now recognize that our mental health and self-care are just as important. Thankfully, burnout has begun to realize that it is counterproductive to long-term success.

By trying to do less, I found that I actually achieved more in all the important ways. I was more creative and more productive and was able to maintain energy throughout the week rather than constantly experiencing peaks and crashes.

I made this my routine and the ultimate measure of productivity. By focusing on the most important tasks rather than aiming to complete all the tasks, we can all achieve more with seemingly less. This is one of the powerful ways you can use this paradox to streamline your daily life.

After successfully applying this approach to my work, I began to wonder if “less the more” would be useful in other parts of my life.

One of the areas I regret as “less is more” criticizes the natural tendency to not want to proudly talk about one’s achievements or push oneself forward and be “seen”. It’s time.

Often I wondered if my natural humility was hindering me. Should I be more aggressive? Am I failing to self-promote any more? However, I recalled that “less, more,” and realized that one of the ways this philosophy guides us is to present ourselves to the world.

We don’t necessarily have to brag about screaming desperately to get our achievements and attention.

At times, we can gain greater gratitude and respect by allowing people to learn their true value for themselves. To get people to discover us, we only attract people who appreciate us, without having to work hard to be liked or sold by them like a brute force salesperson. I have. And there is a lot of flow and peace in approaching such a life.

Think of a great historical man who changed the world and never talked about himself. Instead, they chose to stay focused on their mission and the people they served. Their greatness lay there.

The concept of servant leadership (looks like another paradox!) Tells how great leaders serve. This requires the ego to be set aside. This is my recourse when I feel I should be a more aggressive salesperson, or when I feel I should chase people who aren’t interested in rewarding my efforts. It’s better to have less!

“The less the more, the more” also changed the way I communicate. I, like many others in modern society, are conditioned to communicate, communicate, and communicate. We always have to talk about everything and express everything we feel and think about.

However, if you think that “the less you have, the more you have”, communication can go too far in human relationships.

We can all do this by holding our tongue and learning when to not speak, what to say, and when to hear.

This self-control and self-control often paves the way for improved communication quality and peace and harmony in cultures that overemphasize the power of spoken language. Words are often unnecessary and destructive and irretrievable. ..

Recently, to say the least, I have found that my relationship is more harmonious and that greater peace and peace pervades my interaction. Also, when I didn’t say anything, I remembered that there were many ways to say it. When we just hold space, just have, or spend time listening, we communicate in a powerful way.

In the way my family and I love and care for them, “less the more” is sometimes a step back and do nothing, the best to love and care for, not to help each time. I realized it was a way.

It made it possible to recognize places I didn’t care about, but in reality it was intimidating and possible. And, as many of us have found, the tendency to overstretch ourselves is of no use to anyone. You are neither the person you are trying to help nor yourself.

One of the methods I used to move from compassion to overwhelming attitude was to provide “helpful” but one-sided advice to loved ones. Now, when it comes to providing advice, I’ve noticed that less is definitely more!

I discovered that “the less the more, the more” is the creation of space. In your relationship, this is where you are not always reaching out to connect and create intimacy, but where the air circulates and allows you to bring new life and perspectives to your interactions. is.

And this also applies to physical space. By putting away what I don’t use or need and letting go, I now have fewer but better quality items, which I really cherish. I can cherish them (because I can actually see them!) From the sensual act of taking the time to fully enjoy them rather than proceeding to the next purchase after the first purchase. You can feel the luxury and richness. The thrill is gone.

And when we apply this philosophy to our schedule, by reducing our obligation to exhaust us, we allow space and time to spend on what really matters, and at the same time fit us better. Create space for new activities to live and take their place.

“The less the more” seems to be inconsistent and confusing.

But the reality is that beauty is in simplicity, truth is in simplicity, and greatness is in removing yourself and your life to the point of what really matters.

Here are some questions you may ask yourself to begin the process of applying this motto to your life.

  • How and how can you reduce and expand your overall well-being, peace, and success?
  • Can you find a way to re-prioritize and focus on what really matters?
  • What do you do with relatively easy and effortless things that add value to your life?
  • How and in what areas are you working too hard?

We can all apply this paradoxical teaching to every part of our lives and lead a life of greater meaning, concentration, simplicity and peace.

I encourage you to ponder how little you may actually be in your life and take small daily actions to adapt to that reality. To get rid of things, to do less, to do less, take small daily actions, thereby creating more flow, ease, and less stress.

Take a small step to create no pockets and space to scale to more of what really matters, and most importantly, to scale to your own larger version.

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