Here’s the simple recipe for improvement and for happiness. It took awhile for me to realize the simplicity and during a period entrenched with endless obligations and responsibilities.
“If Im going to live a tranquil life, I need to do less.”
Not nothing, less. Do only what’s essential. “Which brings a double satisfaction, to do less, better.”
Today and every day I take time to remind myself to do less, better. So much of what we think we must do, so much of what we end up doing is not essential. We do it out of habit. We do it out of guilt. We do it out of laziness or we do it out of greedy ambition. And then we wonder why our performance suffers. We wonder why our heart isn’t really in it.
Of course it isn’t. We know deep down there’s no point.
But if we could do less inessential stuff, we’d be able to better do what is essential. You’ll also get a taste of that tranquillity that I was talking about. A double satisfaction..
By Brian Nadon