The purpose of writing this post is to share how to use simplicity to live a powerful life.
I know many people who live a stressed-out life due to the complications in their careers and personal lives.
I know quite a few professionals who have absolutely no time and space to grow personally because of all the friction and complications in their careers and personal lives.
I want to break it down to the essentials here.
By the end of this, you will sense a breath of fresh air, and you will move towards your goals faster.
It starts with your “personal daily decisions” and routine.
- When do you wake up
- How many meetings are on your calendar
- How many apps do you have on your phone
- What are you going to wear
- What are you going to eat
- Whom do you need to support
- To what extent do they need your time and space
- How many calls do you receive every day
- How much time do you spend on YouTube
- How much time do you spend on social media
- What are you doing to reset your inner world daily
Most of the frictions lie here. I used to be in a position where I used to be available to anyone and everyone all the time. I did not have my personal space. I was making way too many commitments to my job than I could humanly handle. And that’s when the burnout started.
If your career is not growing, it’s usually your personal problems that show up in your career. It’s never actually a career problem. Isn’t it?
A career is a complicated mechanism like our human body. But the exciting thing is that when we live with the proper habits and give the right inputs into the human body, all the functions run properly on autopilot.
It’s simple when you make it simple.
Your personal life will be simple when you make it simple.
Your career will run smoothly when you make it simple.
But simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Less is more.
Our human brain craves complexity.
We feel that only when things are complicated do they have value.
But it’s not true.
Most people are hitting the accelerator and the brakes at the same time.
They want to grow in their careers, but their mental frictions and resistances dominate.
So it’s a constant state of struggle and unnecessary consumption of excessive energy.
And this is called stress.
To build a stress-free life, you need to learn how to simplify every damn thing that’s a drag in your life.
You need to have the power to say NO.
That’s where the magic is.
I will give you a few suggestions that worked well for me:
- Stop focusing just on growing your career. Rather focus on developing yourself – with optimal effort.
- Track your input to output ratio when it comes to your energy, time, and money going into your work.
- Be clear on your vision for the future. And only make long-term decisions.
- Don’t fall for short-term opportunities that can give you instant gratification.
- Be happy when you receive money.
- Be happy when your spend or invest your money for yourself or your personal development.
- Surround yourself with people aligned with your vision and goals and stay connected to like-minded individuals.
- Stick to your word and stop being a people pleaser. Say NO when you have to, without explaining yourself.
- Focus on adding value to yourself. Only then can you add value to others. And the by-product of that is the money that you make.
Again, I’m here to tell you that life can be simple when you make it simple.
Your career can grow with speed when you build it on simple principles.
If you are not growing as fast as you like, think about where you are hitting the brakes.
I have been through all the unnecessary complications in life, and one day, I dared to say NO to every single thing that was not aligned with my purpose.
When you know where you want to go, you will automatically know all the roads that will not lead you there.
That’s the essence of simplicity.
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I look forward to serving you and helping you reach your goals fast!
To your transformation,
Peak Performance & Life Transformation Coach|| International Best-Selling Author ||Mentor