Simplicity allows more resources for the important things in life.
All living things are highly effective at ways to use their energy resources in the most efficient way. The trees in my garden shed their leaves because it is more energy-efficient without leaves in the dark winter months. All living things focus their energy to live, grow and reproduce along the line of least resistance to get the most profit out of their limited energy resources.
Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook recently answered questions about why he commonly wears the same grey t-shirt most of the time, he answered:
“I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community. I’m in this really lucky position, where I get to wake up every day and help serve more than a billion people. And I feel like I’m not doing my job if I spend any of my energy on things that are silly or frivolous about my life.”
Zuckerberg seems to have developed an art form of keeping his life simple so that he can concentrate on the things that really matter to him. If you keep a diary of your daily events I am sure you would be shocked at the time wasted on trivial things like getting dressed. This is something I am slowly doing, rather than wear other people’s branded clothing, I wear my business branded clothing such as t-shirts and hoodies, and most of the time that is all I will wear. Like Zuckerberg I have no desire to waste my life thinking about what I should wear each day.
I have this principle: “The Unity of Purpose,” which is to say that on your desk should only be those things that solve the problem you are working on, all else is junk and should be eliminated. Unnecessary action, information or objects that have no purpose in solving a problem in your work space will waste your resources and obstruct you, better to get rid of them.
Simplicity is natural and offers opportunity for you of being able to focus upon the things that matter to you in life.