Over the weekend I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of Joshua Becker’s new book, “The More of Less.” By the 2nd chapter, I had to put the book down for a second to get a highlighter. As I continued to read, I started thinking, “I can’t wait to pass this book on to (insert several friends’ names here).” But then I realized I want to keep my copy as a reference. So, spoiler alert, my new go-to all-occasion gift is this terrific book.
Reading “The More of Less” is like listening to a friend. Joshua has a way of writing that is completely engaging, leading you ever forward towards a fuller, better way of life. He is honest about the struggles, yet gives you confidence that you can achieve the goals of minimalism that suit you.
I think what resonated most with me was when Joshua said to “shape your minimalism based upon your purposes.” (p.31) He emphasized that minimalism will look different to every person. I felt such relief when I read that! And it encouraged me to reflect on what I truly want my life to look like.
The chapters are arranged so that you move from understanding what minimalism is, then how to strategically go about decluttering, and finally, creating a significant, intentional life. Not bad for 220 pages, huh?
As a teacher, I was especially impressed with the structure of each chapter. Joshua began with an overview, then went into specifics, and finished with a recap, complete with bullet points. No surprise, but I found myself nearly always highlighting the bullet points. Clear, concise, easy to understand!
I hope you choose to read Joshua’s book, and that you find as much value in “The More of Less” as I did, and continue to do. Let me close with what I consider his most powerful wisdom:
The goal of minimalism, let’s remember, is not just to own less stuff. The goal of minimalism is to unburden our lives so we can accomplish more. (p. 40)
Once you get to the why of your unnecessary purchases-the hidden motivations causing you to buy-then possessions will begin to lose their power over you. (p.65)
But maybe the greatest benefit of generosity is this: generous people realize that they already have enough. (p.189)
After you’ve read “The More of Less,” I’d love to hear about your favorite quotes and inspirations, so please leave a reply in the comment box below.
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