What if schools eliminated busywork and replaced it with important projects that made a difference to the whole community?
What if businesses eliminated meaningless meetings and replace them with space for people to think and work on their most important projects?
What if society stopped telling us to buy more stuff and instead allowed us to create more space to breathe and think?
What if we stopped being oversold the value of having more and being undersold the value of having less?
What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?
What if instead we celebrated how much time we had spent listening, pondering, mediating, and enjoying time with the most important people in our lives?
What if the whole world shifted from the undisciplined pursuit of more to the disciplined pursuit of less, only better?
What if we stopped embracing all the choice available to us, and just focus on one choice and go deep on it?
Today we are connected to more people than ever before.
With too many choices we have, we have lost our ability to filter what is important and what is not.
While much has been said and written about how hyperconnected we now are and how distracting this information overload can be.
There is more noise and distractions disguised as information.
What we need more today is quality information and this entails filtering out a lot.
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
What matters is quality of connections.
The challenge is not just information overload, but it is also opinion overload.
Embracing too many connections risks spreading yourself too thin.
What if we focused on more important things, spending our time on less but important things?
What if we have less but impactful friends?
Less is the new more.
Living with less is the new definition of success.