Retrosi on Simplicity

‘A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.’ ~Henry David Thoreau

… what would happen if I uncluttered my life.

A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters. A life that isn’t constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and time for nature and activity.

That doesn’t mean I have zero clutter and zero complications: I’m a part of the world, not a secluded monk. I have possessions, electronics, distractions, and occasional busy-ness. I just would reduce it to make space for things of more importance. …

Simplify

That’s from a Gymnastics friend of mine, Tony Retrosi.

Retrosi

He’s preaching to the converted in my case. 🙂

One point in that post hit home more than any other:

• Your attention is your most valuable possession. Give it as a gift to the people you love most, not a bunch of clowns on the Internet. Give it to the work that matters most, not distractions. …

Got it.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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