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Pure and Simple: How to Simplify Your Life, Do Less, and Get More

Pure and Simple: How to Simplify Your Life, Do Less, and Get More

Experiences improve with time; possessions do not.

Here’s a review of Martin Meadows “Pure and Simple.”

Quick, simple, to the point read. I use Snippefy to collect my notes and highlights, this book had lots of highlights for me. Here are a few that I found especially noteworthy!

“Constraints not only make you more creative, they also help you make better decisions that will leave you more satisfied.”

You’ve heard of people living “the good life.” They always seem to have plenty of time, money, and energy to fulfill their goals and dreams. Their secret? A simple life.

You’ve heard of people living “the good life.” They always seem to have plenty of time, money, and energy to fulfill their goals and dreams. Their secret? A simple life.

If you give yourself a regimen or a plan or a schedule, that’s one less thing you have to think about, so it opens up your creativity.

I love this one:

“In the ancient fable The Fox and the Cat, a cat and a fox discuss how many tricks they have to escape the hunters. The fox boasts that he has many; the cat confesses to having only one. When hunters arrive with their dogs, the cat quickly climbs a tree, but the fox is caught by the hounds, unable to choose between his hundreds of tricks. What’s the point of knowing hundreds of diets if you can’t stick with one? Why learn hundreds of exercises if you only need to perform a few of them to achieve your results?”

It could be summed up in one word: focus. I feel like the fox far too often.

Finally:

“Experiences improve with time; possessions do not.”

Yet another reason to spend money (and time and energy) on travel and not on stuff (= junk).

Enjoy the book!

About The Author

Bradley

I don't like to call them excuses. They're priorities. With a handful of exceptions, we usually have a choice in our actions. They just need to be prioritized.

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