Smart Passive Income’s Poignant 100 Words

From Smart Passive Income’s blog. You’ll understand very soon:

The Only 100 Words You Should Read Today

 Finding success is all about taking action.
You can read all you want, but nothing will happen until you execute.
That is why today, I’m cutting this post short. Instead of reading my content, I want you to do something instead – right now. Do something for your blog, business or life that will get you moving forward and help you reach your goals.
All I ask is that you leave a comment of what you’re about to do (sort of like a pledge), and let’s see how much we can all get done today.
Sound good?
I’ll start:

Simplify Your Life with 5 Steps

  1. Reduce your material desires. Get rid of items you don’t need.
  2. Acknowledge that everyone can improve (even yourself) so you don’t have to be doing your best all the time. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should stop trying, but you shouldn’t be killing yourself by reaching your limits to accomplish a task.
  3. Release the fear of receiving disapproval from others and from yourself.
  4. Feel contentment with what have done thus far. You have been able to live your life to this point so you shouldn’t worry so much for your future.
  5. Forgive yourself from your past mistakes. Acknowledge that everyone makes mistakes and you’ve grown from those mistakes.

Materialism vs Minimalism

I used to classify myself as a minimalist. I had few gadgets and I could survive with just a computer. That’s until I graduated college and got a job.

I took a look at my room and discovered that I have collected quite a few gadgets and materials. When did this happen? I’m sitting on my desktop computer with dual monitors, I have two laptops next to me, one Macbook Air and one Windows 7 Notebook, I have a Motorola Droid RAZR that is in sync with all of my devices, and I even have a freaking HP Touchpad that I’ve synced to all of my computers. And this just the electronics I’m actively using.

Why do I have so much crap? I love collecting headphones so I have 5 different earphones and 9 different headphones. I have a couple of cameras, two digital camcorders, etc.

I want to begin reducing the clutter and return to the minimal fundamentals.  I’m going to be update you on how I plan to do this and my course of action!

I would like to live with the bare necessities. I want to have what I use and nothing beyond. I believe materials are not what determine a person’s social standing nor their worth. I need to appreciate the value of everything by having only the tools that I need. I don’t want to leave a huge carbon footprint. I don’t want to be extravagantly wasteful.