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Winning through subtraction

Steve Dennis

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, subtract things every day.”  

– Lao Tzu

When it seems hard enough to get anything meaningful done; when we push ourselves in a futile quest for perfection, the answer is not to add to our to-do list or to beat ourselves up for falling short of our self-inflicted impossible goals.

When the world is already overflowing with choices; when just about anything we might conceivably want is available to us anytime, anywhere, anyway, we don’t need to check out more websites or click-through every page on our Google search.

When the folks we engage with–customers, family members, social groups and more–are deluged with messages imploring that we pay attention to them; when they are already struggling to separate the signal from the noise, more or louder doesn’t help.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not lacking in things to keep me busy…

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