This is a quote from Mad Men season four episode six by the main character Don Draper. I thought this was an interesting given the shambles Don’s life had began to become. In all this “madness” he makes this statement after “winning” the Clio. If you are a fan of the show you know how ironic that statement was coming from Don, given what he had to do to get the award.
Aside from the drama surrounding those events, I thought this comment was significant to the Monday Motivations series. We live in a fast paced complex world with complicated problems. For some Life may be difficult, filled with peaks and valleys, good and bad times, triumphs and tragedies. Sometimes we are the problem, complicating things needlessly with self-defeating thoughts and talk that may never lead us to a place of true contentment and purpose. Other times we are the solution not only in helping ourselves but even others who may be struggling or need our help or encouragement.
I’m learning this lesson as I continue to transform into the best person that I can be. Truth is, when we make an effort to make or keep it simple: whether it’s our style and the way we dress, our life (wants vs needs) even our aspirations, a funny thing happens…we begin achieve focus, peace of mind, our thoughts are less cluttered and we get closer to the people and things that are truly significant.
“thєrє αrє nσ clαssєs ín lífє fσr вєgínnєrs: ríght αwαч чσu αrє αlwαчs αskєd tσ dєαl wíth whαt ís mσst díffícult.” ~ rαínєr rílkє
What are your thoughts on how to “Make it simple but significant?”