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The 4 laws of simplicity

The 4 laws of simplicity

... you can use on any area of your life, and in fact on your life as a whole:

  • Collect everything in one place.
  • Choose the essential, the things most important to you.
  • Eliminate the rest. Don't get sentimental.
  • Organize the remaining stuff neatly and nicely.

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Leonardo da Vinci
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Confucius
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

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4. do What’s Most Efficient

80% of your success comes from the top 20% of your daily tasks. So, choose the tasks that offer you the highest yield per hour of effort.

Each day, you need to declare three priorities to which you should focus most of your energy. This can’t always be done, but it’s important you learn to take advantage of the 80/20 rule when possible.

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IDEAS

To generate great ideas, look around for clues. 

  • You can deduce the reasons why something is successful by asking the relevant people why they like it.
  • If it is an unexpectedly successful blog post, read the comments. 
  • Observe. People often are not able to accurately articulate why they like something.
Calm a space for being at peace

You calm a space when you minimize distractions. 

Choose a favorite chair and declutter everything around it. Remove anything from the floor that isn’t furniture. Clear the surface of side tables or a coffee table by removing or storing remotes, pet toys, kid toys, hobby items, old newspapers/magazines, mail, books, etc.