Cover of book Simpler: Declutter Your Life and Focus on What's Most Important

Simpler: Declutter Your Life and Focus on What's Most Important

by: Mike Burns

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  • It costs to have stuff. The price of an object is not the only expense. It costs you time and emotional energy to maintain them. And more stuff equals more cost.
  • Our time, space, and mental bandwidth are all limited. We have to limit (or eliminate altogether) that which is less important so we can enjoy and focus on what is most important.
  • You are “clearing space” so you can do something worthwhile.
  • What are things like after you leave them? Are they better, the same or worse than they were before you came?
  • want people to feel better or be better as a result of my interaction with them.
  • When you go into a room, take note of it’s condition. At the very least, avoid leaving anything behind.
  • When we find ourselves overcommitted, we have to be reminded that we must not only say “no” to bad things, but also GOOD things.
  • “If you do read them all, you may be reading too much.”
  • “What is this?” and “What do I need to do with it?”