A majority of people are just busy being busy. In their daily lives, they start focusing their priceless focus and attention on trivial things, and as a result, get addicted to interruptions and distractions that keep them away from living exceptional lives.
It’s time we start practicing minimalism and close our escape routes so that we empower ourselves to get off the “busy” train and distance ourselves away from the tiny, temporary spikes of dopamine to feel good for a few moments.
We must redirect our focus towards work that matters. If we look at all the great artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and change-makers in our current world today, they have all built mechanisms that filter out any distractions and temptations in order to protect their essence and cognitive bandwidth.
Focus on quality, not quantity. The more things we try to accomplish, the more rushed we end up feeling. Instead, it’s best to focus on fewer projects and tasks and do them exceptionally well.
As Robin Sharma writes, “My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that’s where genius lives.”