In the midst of the holiday shopping frenzy and over-the-top consumerism, I wanted to share this message from business & life coach Steve Davis.
Instead of accumulating more “stuff” and being overwhelmed by it all, Steve advocates that we learn how to better use what we really need.
“Unconscious compulsions for “more input” seldom satisfy our true needs. Nor will having piles of unread books and magazines ringing our desks reduce the nagging sense that there is some piece of information that will really change everything for us.
Satisfaction comes from fully digesting and extracting the fine nutrients from what we already have, and making choices for new input based on our true values and passions, not our casual likes and vague interests.”
This is an excerpt from his excellent article, Assimilation vs. Accumulation – The practice of getting full nourishment from everything in your life. It’s worth reading to learn how we can better assimilate what’s important such as: relationships, customers, ideas, information, and experience. While Steve wrote the article for facilitators, his message is applicable to everyone.
Best wishes to all for a happy & safe holiday!