Many of us still have a tendency to over-explain, send lengthy emails, and invest in hour-long meetings that only have few minutes of real content yet we feel dissatisfied because we tend to have programmed ourselves in paragraphs and can't settle for few sentences.Its been observed that an average professional receives 304 emails per week, checks their smartphone 36 times an hour and gets interrupted every eight minutes (or 50 to 60 times per day), leading to diminished attention span.In the era of writing pages during examination, submitting 2-3 inch wide thesis, its hard to say to write to answer to the point.
So what we need to learn is brevity as getting to the point right away is crucial to attract the attention of customers, clients, and investors for Corporate Industries.
Joseph McCormack, author of BRIEF: Making a Bigger Impact by Saying Less have explained that human brain has the capacity to absorb 750 words a minute, but the average person can only speak about 150 words a minute, meaning there’s an extra 600 words that can float around in the receiver’s brain.
Now, I want to present the same phrase in different perspective altogether. If I tell you that the dress you wore to your friends party can be worn again? If I say you don't need more lights for this Diwali but your last year diyas(oil-lamps) can be reused? What if I tell you, your house is bigger than many, your car is expensive that many,your resources are much more than many who are living under star wearing torn clothes and celebrating their Diwali or Christmas without diyas or bigger trees.
We can never be happy being the richest, cleverest, prettiest or any other 'est' because for us our aspirations never lessen ; when we get stars we aspire for moon and then to Sun and it persists continuously. While at one side aiming higher is good but to build our happiness around our expectations proved to be a cause of miseries for many.
In life, relationships, work we continue the same to acquire more and more. But who can measure the MORE? Any scales or way of measurement of our wants, needs and desires?
Happiness doesn't depend on what you have as its momentary pleasure of acquisition,it doesn't persist longer. Try to settle for less. Try to expect less. Try to hope less.
Think less, Expect less, Aspire less because still for many, more is less!
And for some LESS IS MORE!