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This Is The Hard Part

Today I want to explain the hard part of simplifying, and why most of us are so BAD at it.

Simplifying, at it’s core, is about saying NO.

We need to start saying no to over committing, saying no to new ideas, saying no to friends and family requests, saying no to that new gadget that we know we won’t use.

We say no so that we can REALLY do what we say yes to.

How different would your life be if you really did all the things you promised yourself and others you would do?

This can be really hard when we’re overly worried about what others think of us.  “What will happen to Jenny if I don’t do this report?”  “What will Tom think if I say no to golf this week?” 

This kind of thinking can keep us trapped.

We need to realize that simplification is about cutting things out. But we’re not cutting things out to have or do less, but rather to bring quality and attention to WHAT REALLY MATTERS in our life.

As soon as this makes sense, it becomes easier to start saying no to the things that aren’t as important.  When we can say no to the unimportant, life becomes much more manageable, and much more simple.

What are you doing in your life that isn’t aligned with your highest vision for yourself?  Go ahead and stop doing that right now, you have my permission. :)

About Rob Scott

Master coach, teacher, and lover of presence. I shift people's minds, and help them massively transform. Get in touch here.


  1. lucy james says

    i have a friend who is now in her ninties. a word of wisdom that she gave to me when i was about 2o (that was 54 years ago), was this “Blessed is the person who knows his/her own limitations of time.” too bad i did not learn the depths of that truth sooner in my life, but i am sure it saved me many a headache and stress. another thing she said to me was “Dependability is the greatest ability there is”. if you are dependable then you are faithful and you are responsible. i think her statement said it all. she was only 40 at the time. looks like she had paid attention in the school of life.

  2. Lucy, I love it! Especially “dependability is the greatest ability…” Great stuff. :)

  3. This word of advice comes as a blessing to me. Thank you!!!! I have been really working hard on over committing. Often times, I feel that I will miss out on an opportunity if I don’t accept the invitations to the meetings, events, networking opportunities etc… However, I’ve found that it also leaves me drained with no time left to do what’s important to me. Hence, my pile of to do things keeps growing! Thanks!!!

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