The Minimalist Side of Maximalism

The people I respect most are not those that are famous or rich, but the people who govern their lives with iron discipline, who chase after their goals with relentless determination and who get what they want through sheer strength of will.

These are the people who live life to the fullest and in my mind also live life in a minimalist way. On the surface it may appear otherwise as they may have an abundance of material possessions and live a maximalist lifestyle, however it is their drive that is minimalistic in nature. Their singular focus in achieving their goals, without distraction, without inefficiency, without the unnecessary, is the embodiment of minimalism.

As Joshua Becker from becomingminimalist.com says, “(Minimalism) is marked by clarity, purpose, and intentionality.” While the concept of minimalism is often applied to a person’s lifestyle and possessions, I believe as the idea of minimalism grows, it will become evident that it exists and can be applied to many facets of life and many different people, even those that by all intents and purposes live a maximalist life.