Clean and Simple
3 years ago
It’s obvious. A clean room has order. You can create a clean room that is complex… if you want to. But complexity is more difficult. It is difficult to design, and difficult to maintain.
Like a clean room, clean living has order. This order comes from having a target. And, in the same way that you can have a clean but complex room, you can have a clean life with more than one target. However, having a single target is the cleanest way to live.
Crisp. Clear. Clean.
One direction. One purpose.
All your actions united to a single common point. I guess you could say, it’s similar to the phrase ‘United we stand, divided we fall’. You need to unite your action in life to a single purpose, a single target. That is living cleanly. It is simple.
So, if it is so simple, why don’t we all do it? Why not live with one clear goal? The reason is that like keeping a clean well organized room, it is difficult. Simple does not mean easy. There are several difficulties.
The first difficulty is the sacrifice. In order to aim at one target, you have to sacrifice all the other targets. Most people do not want to make that sacrifice. We like to keep our options open. We want it all. We are victims of our own greed.
Next in line of difficulties is the inspiration necessary. Ask most people what they really want deep down. I mean really deep. What are they passionate about? What do they love so much that if you took it away, they would be fired into action to do anything to get it back? Sadly, most of us would say, I don’t know. Because knowing that requires clarity, and that requires a lot of energy.
Then if we know the one thing that inspires us, that can become our target. We are now faced with the third hurdle. Keep your focus. Keep going. Steadily. With faith. And loving every moment of it, keeping in perspective that pursuing this target is what we love.
What do you take away from this? Find that one thing that can unite your life, kindle your purpose, and don’t mix in all the extras with it just in case. Pear it down. Keep it simple. then just do it.