Because we feel dissatisfied with our lives, we constantly pursue more.
- More money
- More fame
- More “friends”
- More “likes”
- More success
- More stuff
We confuse needs with wants. We’re constantly grabbing at that which will never fully satisfy. Humanity’s first sin was pursuing more than was intended for us. We thought we knew better and would decide for ourselves what was enough. And we’re still doing it today reaching for our own forbidden fruit:
- Getting up every morning, conforming to what society says we should do, killing ourselves at work and depleting our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy.
- Wasting our money on worldly pleasures rather than investing it in things that will generate a return.
- Using our gifts on self-indulgence rather than sharing them by serving others.
- Spending our time on frivolous things that satisfy us, but are void of meaning.
We pursue more thinking our thirst will be quenched, however it never is. Why? The answer is in a secret.
The strangest secret of life is the following:
- We become what we think about.
- What we think about is what we treasure.
- Where our treasure is, our hearts will be there also.
True understanding of that secret opens the door to true happiness, a joy that can only be felt when your in relationship with your creator and doing work you were meant to do. Have you ever heard someone say, “She’s doing God’s work?” Well, that’s what it feels like.
How do you get there? By getting simple. Simplicity is a discipline that can be learned. It’s when you prune the dead and non-fruit bearing branches of your life, i.e. the waste that depletes your energy, time and provision that you’re blessed with. It’s when you make the decision to stop pursuing more. It’s when you turn bad habits into good habits.
There’s a way to accomplish this. It’s called The Fordriven System™. It’s when you understand where you are today and incrementally change bad to good. It doesn’t happen overnight, but through trial-and-error, and with the help of a supportive community, it will happen in time. Only then can you live a forward-driven life, rather than one looking in the rear-view mirror. That’s what fordriven means.
In other words, new habits till the soil of your heart which opens you up to forgiveness. Forgiveness is an emotional need we all have, whether we realize it or not:
- The need to forgive ourselves
- The need to forgive others
- The need to be forgiven
This permits new behaviors. While it’s true that beliefs influence behavior, the inverse is also true. Behavior drives beliefs. New behaviors shape new beliefs.
And that’s when you’ll believe simple is more.
Connect with our supportive community. The only cost is commitment. A commitment to serve yourself and others who are on the same journey. I’ll be there too to “hold your hand”.