Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“How can I live a Masterpiece Life?”
“Think like an Artist.
Start by sketching the Big Picture of your life.
Where do you want to get… and WHY? (Direction)
Who do you want to be… and WHY? (Guiding Stars)
Think Big. ALWAYS.
And don’t settle for the surface WHY. Go deep. Ask WHY as many times as you need until you reach the deepest level.
Have the Big Picture in view at ALL times.
Think of it as a painting. You’re constantly adding and removing details.
The process is as much additive as it is subtractive.
Constantly ask yourself:
Does this detail beautifully fit into my artwork?
Paint away EVERYTHING that does not… until there is nothing left to take away.”