For example, are you easily tempted by cool, free stuff – namely, gadgets and treats of a technical nature?
Whether you need them or not …
This week, I said no for once, and I hope it’s the start of a new habit of unstuffing my life.
In the web application Google Reader for my iPhone, a feed came across announcing a fancy, FREE iphone app to get Seth Godin’s RSS feeds.
“SWEET!” I thought to myself. I proceeded to the app store before – finally and mercifully – pausing and saying to myself:
“But you already have an RSS feeder you love. You’ve tried unsuccessfully to replace gReader’s web app on your phone with Byline, Net News Wire, and a couple others.”
I continued … to myself, “Why do you need another way to get something you already get … and that you already like the way it’s delivered, and while I’ve got your attention … why do you use so many darned ellipses?”
As usual, I couldn’t argue with myself …
I didn’t download the free Seth Godin application, and I’ll continue using and loving the google reader web app.
Just because it’s free, just because it’s cool, doesn’t mean you need it taking up space in your life, right?
I’m not ready to become a devout follower of the hundred things philosophy, but I hope I can continue to give pause before adding more stuff. I hope you can, too.
Just because you can … doesn’t mean you should. This holds true for so many things.