Life Really Is Simple
Life really is simple.
After all it’s the title of this blog. Real simple, people.
But, the more I accept that truth, the more life continues to prove it to me. Witness this.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been in Washington DC on vacation. With two long flights and hours in airport lounges I had plenty of time to kill. Perfect time for a good book.
I had been waiting for a chance to read one particular book and now I had it. So, on the flight to the USA I dived into ‘The Four Hour Work Week’ by Timothy Ferriss.
And what a beauty it is!
Tim has re-formulated his life from long days stuck in the work cubicle employed by someone else, to a mere four hour week on his automated and lucrative business. The rest of the time he indulges his passion for travel and pastimes like tango, kickboxing and TV hosting all round the world. He has made his life work for him…not against him.
Most situations are simple – many are just emotionally difficult to act upon. The problem and the solution are usually obvious and simple.
And he’s right. Life really is simple!
Tim has proved that simple or difficult are just mindsets and approaches. Seek the simplest ways forwards (or out like he did) and you soon begin to find them. Choose difficult or reasons (or excuses) for status qouing and they will surely be found too. A flip of the coin in the mind.
It’s time to go simple. Real simple. After all who would have thought that someone could work 4 hours a week, have a business, live around the world, follow so many hobbies and interests and be wealthy, happy and stress limited? Think simple, get simple.
So where can you go simple? What can be cut back to its simple best? Your work hours (Tim tells you how to approach your boss to work remotely so that you can enjoy life)? Your spending on gadgets you don’t really need (he has a laptop and a mobile and that’s it)? Your packed life full of work, duties, social life, pastimes, family commitments and so on? Your love life or relationships? You????
By now you are probably trawling out every excuse why you have to commute to work and the ‘it’s easy for you to say’ mantra. You will be answering for your boss in advance citing why you would never be allowed to home work without ever actually asking him/her. Or be moaning about your poor busy days or bad luck in love. If so, you are remaining difficult and acting it. Get simple. Build a new life around simple principles. Read his book and you will understand.
Just remember this: How simple can it be?
And answer it. Go on, answer it. And stop blaming everything and everyone else. Take charge and simplify.
To welcome simple in decide what you want to be simple. Like Tim defining his desire for a four hour week. Once it’s out in the open, once it’s been brought to life, you can begin re-formulating your life around it. Just as NASA were given the task of going to the Moon and had to create over 1,000 new patents and technologies to land there. You certainly won’t need to do that, but you will begin making your simplified life come about. Revolutionising your world.
How do you want to live?
What work will you do and how?
What technology or support can you use?
How can you re-cycle money or time?
Make it simple like Tim and his 4 hours. Find a real simple way of living at all levels and then go make it happen. Because you can. Because at no other point in this planet’s history has it been so easy to do so. For anyone with the right approach and attitude. To stop working long hours and begin living great days. Anybody. Anywhere. Because life really is simple.
Get Tim’s book. Get it now. Get going and get freeing your life, money, mind and energy. Because life really is simple. And it’s you who makes it so.
Tomorrow becomes never. No matter how small the task, take the first step now!
Do you live really simple? Have a four hour week like Tim or something similiar? Why not share how you’ve done it with others by telling me all about it.
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