This idea is key to understanding enlightenment. Enlightenment is achieved by getting rid of things, forgetting false thought forms, Not by learning more things.
Less is more like this. Often in our lives we bring something into our lives that we feel will serve us. But later we find ourselves serving it. Like the pool we have to clean, the car we have to fix, the house we have to repair and insure.
It is a known fact that the more things we have, the more things have us.
less is more because the more things(this includes ideas)you have. The more things you have to lose.
If you don't have a title at work, you can't lose your place. The enlightened one stays ahead by being behind. Because when you are behind no one competes with you.
If everyone on earth were to live simply, everyone on earth could simply live.
In conclusion, If you have very little, your potential is very great. because you have much open space for new things. The more you have, the more you are tied in position. You are less flexible, and have no empty space to be filled.
I am not saying to be a homeless bum. I am just asking you to question what is really necessary in your life. And discard all things you find that do not serve you. in This way you will have more open spaces for opportunity to flow into your life.