Less means a lot more May 21st, 2013

Vinod Kumar

Life is about living to its potential. As humans we need to discover and learn from each other. In this pursuit of a happy life, how often have you become a black-hole attitude person? What I mean by this is – how often you have looked at things around you and have gone about getting it in an instinct? These days the gadget freaks are a classic example. Even though the devices have incremental improvements, we tend to see people wanting it more than every. It seems to hit a social status for individuals. I did post a message about value we associate with things before – Picture Post: How we associate Value. It is a mindset, it is instinctive, it is spontaneous – but it is not well thought through.

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less – C. S. Lewis

In this blog post, let me take a different dimension to call out few things that I fell are more powerful when less. These are my Top 10 –

  1. Doing less means you get time for things that you really dream of doing.
  2. Give lesser excuses.
  3. Lessen the time between making mistakes and apologizing.
  4. Doubt lesser and try to accept more.
    Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need – Khalil Gibran

  5. Lessen the time or be immediate when you have to “Thank” someone.
  6. Know the red-lights – and lessen the number of times you try to bail out of a situation.
  7. Spend less time complaining.
  8. Lessen your convenience and do what is your responsibility.
    To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift – Steve Prefontaine

  9. Lesser your debt’s in life, more happy you will be.
  10. Try to agree more and argue less.

This is not exhaustive to everything that we see as less to being more. What are your list that you would like to add to this list?

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do – Andrew Carnegie

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10 Responses to “Less means a lot more”

  1. […] is not about being complacent but about organizing things one at a time. Sometimes the “Less is more than enough”. There is a big difference in what one needs to what one wants. Our wants are always higher and […]

  2. “Spend less time talking and instead – do!”

    This is my “mantra”, let’s call it this way! :)

    • Vinod Kumar says:

      200% Agree Boris. Actions can speak a 1000 words :) …

      • Yep! What’s more and I do not know for you, but I am seeing this almost everyyyyy day – people are just talking and later on complaining that they cannot achieve something and I always reply to them – that is why I prefer DOING IT…

  3. Thanks Vinod sir for sharing the post,
    After long time-I have been reading your post.

    Spend Less time to Do Good things which can be helpful to others.

  4. sahal says:

    Hello vinod Sir,

    really valuable thoughts.
    i liked most at work points 3,5, and 7. (be quick in accepting mistake – that frees your mind. be quick in thanking someone – that improves your value and respect.)

    and for personal life – point “9.Lesser your debt’s in life, more happy you will be. ” mean a lot.

    Thank you

  5. Jesus Ramirez says:

    Very good post!


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