Most people when they are trying to make adjustments in their life will turn to books and quotes from inspirational philosophers. I am no different in that regard, however I often find the best inspiration comes from listening to the music of Miles Davis.
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For people who don't know, Mile Davis was an acclaimed Jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer. If you listen to his most famous album "Kind of Blue" for the first time you will be surprised by the simplicity of the music.
The most popular quote from Miles Davis is "Less is more". When you listen to his music you realise he includes every note that matters and none that don't.
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Can you say the same in your own life. Do you have everything that matters in your life? Like a less accomplished musician playing their heart out, often we are so obsessed with flourishes and techniques that we forget what really matters.
Of course many great thinkers have said the same thing, yet listening to Miles Davis is hearing that philosophy in action. Break your life down to the most essential things and make sure they are included before you add anything else.
The easiest way to do this is to make a list where you write down everything that you feel you need in your life. Try and write as many things as possible on this list. The next step is to put them in order. What do you need first before everything else and so on.
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By prioritising what you need in your life and eliminating what you don't need you can identify what you how best to live your life.