Harvard Business Review blogger Tony Schwartz suggests that we are so overloaded with things we don’t need, that we miss out on the things that make us – and the world – a better place.    Here’s an excerpt from his “30 things we need – and 30 things we don’t” post (with a link below):

WE NEED LESS:WE NEED MORE:
InformationWisdom
Shallow billionairesPassionate teachers
Self-promotionSelf-awareness
MultitaskingControl of our attention
InequalityFairness
SugarLean protein
ActionReflection
Super sizesSmaller portions
Private jetsHigh-speed trains
CalculationPassion
ExpertsLearners
BlamingTaking responsibility
JudgmentDiscernment
TextingReading
AngerEmpathy
OutputDepth
Constructive criticismThank-you notes
PossessionsMeaning
RighteousnessDoing the right thing
AnswersCuriosity
Long hoursLonger sleep
ComplainingGratitude
SittingMoving
SellingAuthenticity
CynicismRealistic optimism
Self-indulgenceSelf-control
SpeedRenewal
EmailsConversations
WinningWin-win
Immediate gratificationSacrifice

Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review

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