The Authentic Assistant

A photo of a simple minimalistic living room with the caption Simplify Your life

How easy is it to simplify your life? 

Have you ever wondered why some things are easy for you to do? Well the things that are easy are the things that you enjoy doing. If it is cooking your own meals then you have learned how to do many different things and now understand what needs to be done and without realising it you have made some short cuts or simplified some things to make it even easier. 

If you are the person in the household who manages the bills and finance side. You understand what needs to be done and when and seem on top of it, well maybe it is because you have found out the information you need and created a system for you to keep track of things and an overview of it all. You have simplified the process.

Running your own business and you realise there are so many different things you need to do and manage. Well you know there are some things that you can do and make sense and you may have some SOPs or how to guides just for you to remember how to do these tasks. 

Looking back it was also the task that you invested some time in to master it. The more you understand about something the more you want to simplify it all. 

“The more one knows the more one simplifies.” – Elbert Hubbard

Inspirational quotes about simplifying your life

“Simplify the task, continually look for faster, better, easier ways to get the job done.” – Brian Tracy

This is so true. As you simplify a task you are figuring out ways to be even more efficient and effective with your time. A way to make it even easier for you. 


“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

I love this one and it often makes me smile. It is actually fun to catch people out with this one. You have experienced it yourself. No one is an expert so we all need to find someone who is an expert in that field. They claim to be one anyway but as you ask them questions about their area they are giving vague answers, repeating themselves or raising their voice in anger. You now know they don’t understand their field enough to have the confidence in explaining it. No one can know everything but they won’t even admit they are stuck at the basics. When you find the people who totally understand their field you get caught up in their enthusiasm and easily understand the topic.


“Minimalism is asking why before you buy.” – Francine Jay

Don’t overthink things and think you could never live a simpler life. Minimalism does not mean doing without things in your life it just means you ask yourself why you want to buy this item? Is it something you want or need? Needing something is more important as you already have reasons for why you need it and this is not because the neighbours have it. 

Life quotes to make you think

Inspirational quote "Simplify the game as much as possible. When you add, you must subtract."

“Simplify the game as much as possible. When you add, you must subtract.” – Don Meyer

This makes me think of my grandmother who had a very frugal and happy life. If she bought something new for her wardrobe she would always remove something. A new blouse meant that she donated one that she already had. Or it was so worn that it could not be used anymore so was re-purposed to something else. When she added she subtracted. 

“Your life is so much more than what you own.” – Melissa Camara Wilkins

This is so true. Your life and your character and personality is you, not the material possessions you own. Just because a person has a mansion or 5, a room full of designer clothes or garage full of expensive cars does not mean they are a nice person and someone you want to even have as an acquaintance. They will probably be draining as they are never happy with what they have and they constantly want more and more. Possessions take over their life. 

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simple.” – Albert Einstein

Making things simple as you can does not make it basic or not worth it, It just means you have made your life easier to have the time to do the things you love in life. 

Looking for some more quotes to make you stop and think about how simplifying things can improve your life then keep reading and see which ones make you smile. The one or ones that hit home for you. 

Meaningful simple life quotes

“Simplify, simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Intelligence complicates. Wisdom simplifies.” – Mason Cooley

“The more I simplify my life, the happier I feel.” – Bradford Winters.

“ The more we simplify our material needs the more we are free to think of other things.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“In order to seek one’s own direction, one must simplify the mechanics of ordinary, everyday life.” – Plato

Inspirational simplify your life quotes

“I suppose if you simplify things, it’s going to make it easier to understand it.” – Edward Albee

“When things go wrong, simplify.” – Dan John

“ The role of genius is not to complicate the simple but to simplify the complicated.” – Criss Jami

“I find that as you get older, you start to simplify things in general.” – George Clooney

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.” – Charles Warner

“Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.” – Edward R. Tufte

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau

Motivational quotes about simplifying your life

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann

“Maybe a life without is better than a life with.” – Melissa Camara Wilkins

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.“ – Seneca

“Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world.” – Oscar Wilde

“The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.” – Mother Teresa

“Want to know how to make yourself instantly unhappy? Compare yourself with someone else.” – Fumio Sasaki

Short simple life quotes

Owning less is great. Wanting less is even better.

The simpler my life, the happier I become. 

 “The simplest things are often the truest.” – Richard Bach

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“A simple life is its own reward.” – George Santayana

Simplify your life – learn to say no

“My goal is to simplify complexity.” – Jack Dorsey