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Top 10 Minimalist Living Tips - #1


Note: In this series of posts, I will share the 10 most valuable minimalist living tips that I have learned in the past four years. These guidelines are helping me a lot in my continuous walk in the path of simplicity, and I would like to share them with you. At the end of the series, I will gather them all together for a synopsis.

Minimalist Living Tip #1: Simplify to discover purpose, focus, and leave a lasting impact.

Finally, my number one Minimalist Living Tip is to simplify in order to discover one’s life purpose, focus on it, and leave a lasting impact. Some writers and bloggers refer to a person’s life purpose as his or her “calling.”

A calling is something that you were born to do. It is your divine role to play while you’re here on earth. It is how you are going to contribute the most to the lives of other people, including your family and friends. Every one of us has our own unique life purpose or calling, and it is up to each one to discover it.

Sadly, not everyone is able to find their life purpose. What is scary is that it is easy to miss becoming what we were created to become. The reason is because not too many people are actually looking for it. It seems as if these people have accepted that life is all an accident and there is no reason why they are here on earth right now.

A calling is not something that we are compelled to do, but something that we choose to do. However, the distractions of this world have been preventing us from really knowing our own unique life purpose.

Letting go all of life’s excesses and focusing only on the essentials – possessions, activities, beliefs, and relationships – will allow us to prioritize our passions and purpose.

Simplifying life, or minimalism, allows us to remove all distractions in order to find that unique and special calling that gives our lives meaning and defines who we are and what on earth are we here for.

It will not be the same for everyone. Our uniqueness is what makes life exciting and extremely valuable.

To end this post, here is a quote from Mohamed Tohami of Midway Simplicity:

“When passion drives simplicity, simplifying doesn’t only become an answer to an urgent lifestyle change. Instead, simplicity becomes a mean to honoring who you really are, doing things that matter, making a difference in the world, and living a dream that’s larger than life. You simplify to live your legacy and do the things you were born to do.”