Tag: Greatness

If Want To Get More Done, Do Nothing But What Is Necessary

Macro Photography of Yellow Flowers during Sunset
Photo by Tim Eiden

Make your actions good and few.

You can get more done if you can make your actions good and few. Do not do many things at the same time. Simplify your life. Simplify your work. Do not start what you cannot finish. And do not start what you know you can’t do. When it comes to your work, always be honest with yourself.

As the great Marcus Aurelius once said, “Do nothing but what is necessary. … by this rule a man has the double pleasure of making his actions good and few into the bargain. For the greater part of what we say and do, being unnecessary, if this were but take away, we should have both more leisure and less disturbance. And therefore before a man sets forward, he should ask himself this question, “Am I not upon the verge of something unnecessary.”

If what you are doing is not contributing to your life, to your work, if it is not making you better than you were yesterday, then stop doing it. Because you are not going to get different results. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.” So if you want to be great, then you must simplify your things.

Do You Know That Every Block Of Stone Has A Statue Inside It?

Person Standing Infront Of A Table With Ceramics
Photo by Anna Shvets

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”– Michelangelo

You are your own sculptor. You can design your own path and work it with love in your heart. Yes, you can design your own path to greatness. But if you don’t plant the seeds of greatness, you won’t get to where you want to be.

Don’t worry about where you are right now. Just focus on what you are doing to change your life. Because now is the right time to change yourself. Because if you cannot change yourself, you cannot change your life.

So, what are you doing to change your life? What are you doing to make your life a masterpiece?

If you are stuck in a rut, you can unstuck yourself. If you don’t know where you are going, you can design your path. If you are not happy with your life, you can change it. If you don’t like your work, you can make it better. You can by changing how you see your work.

If you don’t enjoy your work, find something you love to do. If you can’t find one, then create your own. Because you are here to create your own life.

You can create your own life. Because you have the seeds of greatness inside you. To bring them out, you must defend them.