Bradley | Sep 13, 2019 | 0
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.”
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.
“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!