My manifesto for 2014: Less is more!

Less is more, typographic inspiration quote.

Robert Browning’s poetic character may have said it first, but Mies van der Rohe lived it through his work.

Last year I set myself many ambitious goals. Too ambitious, and too many of them. There was so much heaviness in not meeting my self-expectations or pursuing my ambitions.

As the year entered its final quarter, I realized that what I wanted this coming year was less.

  • Less loftiness.
  • Less obsession with ephemera.
  • Less drudgery.

But I knew I also wanted more.

  • More energy.
  • More adventure.
  • More art.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s famous artistic philosophy kept running through my head: “Less is more.” This is my motto for the new year.

  • Less time in the virtual world is more time in the real world.
  • Less time spent on lap-pool drudgery is more variety, intensity and fun in my workouts.
  • Less time spent on nit-noi is more time spent on art.

What’s your motto for 2014?

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