“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman’s Odyssey
Much of my life has been greatly improved as of late through the utilization of Occam’s Razor on my entire existence.
I have paired down what I own to only the essentials.
I have made investments into health and focus.
And, I am far more cognizant of where my time and energies are being spent.
Here’s how to simplify your life:
Health should be a priority
Your health and longevity should be a top priority for you. If something negatively impacts your health, you should drop it immediately.
Get in 3L+ of purified water per day.
Eat one big meal per day.
Workout 6 times per week.
Know where your food is coming from.
Avoid alcohol and drugs - except the mind and soul expanding ones. Even then, use very sparingly.
Meditate and pray.
Stop watching pornography and lustful content.
It is all very simple. People over complicate this stuff all of the time in order to sell others a program or coaching.
Cut out negativity
If someone is unsatisfied with their own life, they will do everything in their power to make you unsatisfied in your own. If someone believes they can’t do something, they will sure as hell try to make you believe that you aren’t capable.
When I started working out in highschool, I remember the crabs in the bucket trying to pull me down saying it was a ’waste of your time’ and ’you can’t gain muscle at the age of 17’.
You must shut out all external negativity. There will be a myriad of people that tell you it can’t be done.
It most certainly can’t be done for these people. But you - you’re different. Once you simplify and remove this negative energy from your life, you will see how much higher you can fly.
I find it incredible once you’ve done something to watch everyone else shut up and accept that you are different. When I broke my back, was paralyzed, and walked again, everyone in my life never criticized a thing I did again.
I became untouchable. Because I did it.
My whole life has been about proving those voices wrong. My own, as well as everyone else’s.
The surest way to simplify life is to cut out much of your consumption.
I recommend everyone, for one month, completely cut out all Netflix, news watching, social media, videos, games, etc - and focus on their production levels. Once you do this, you get to see where the consumption was aiding you, and where it was simply a distraction.
I can guarantee that 90% of your consuming is procrastination or masturbatory in nature. You are waiting for something, when you could be doing that something.
About 80% of what we concern ourselves with matters not at all. 20% is the difference maker.
When you want to do something, put your all into it, get it done, and move onto the next. There is no reason that you should be chasing a hundred things at once (unless you are highly capable and have a team). I do not believe in multitasking, and the false idol that is being able to do many things at once is completely fallible.
Focusing on one thing, get it done, and move on to the next thing.
I have come to find solace in owning only the essential things. I have become healthier from eating the simplest of meals, the simplest of workouts.
Life gets so much better when you break everything down to its smallest part and throw away everything and anything that doesn’t serve the greatest You.
What have you recently simplified? Shoot me an email and tell me.