Do Less, Then Obsess – Ignatian Spirituality

In a One-Minute Jesuit video, Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ, explains, “Living the magis is not about taking on more activities. Rather, it’s about focusing on the more universal good. In work, school, or the spiritual life, we may need to work smarter, not necessarily harder. We can ask ourselves, ‘What might we do less of so that we obsess about what really matters?’”

Rossmann is the writer of the brand new ebook, The Freedom of Missing Out: Letting Go of Fear and Saying Yes to Life, through which he explores the concept additional:

Morten Hansen of the University of California, Berkeley, notes that high performers “do less, then obsess.” They throw themselves into what’s going to make a distinction and cease losing their time on what’s nonessential. They are gritty about what’s necessary however “quitty” about what just isn’t…

The truth is, winners stop on a regular basis. They acknowledge their limitations. They cease happening paths that lead nowhere. They domesticate their God-given presents. They don’t waste time on unproductive actions for which they haven’t any alternative for achievement.

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