Great Quote

One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.
– Bruce Lee

 

How easy is it to get lost in the idea of MORE?  More money...  More cars... More friends...  More Stuff!
It seems to be an American lifestyle to desire more of everything, but why?  Seems like it becomes a never ending cycle, leading to more insecurity and problems.  I'll guess most of us have times where we desire more, and feel "jealous" of others.  Though it may be human nature to have these thoughts and feelings, it's important to consider why?  Why do we need more?  

Maybe it's time to try something new.  How about trying to eliminate rather than accumulate.  What could you eliminate today?  Could you eliminate clothes from your closet?  Could you eliminate that snack in the afternoon?  Could you exercise more to eliminate extra weight?  Could you remove those people in your life that cause drama and are unhealthy for you?  Could you eliminate anxiety by taking action and completing those tasks you've been avoiding.

Focus on the people and things that matter most to you.  Keep it simple and work to cultivate a few close relationships.  Search for the few "things" that matter most to you, and eliminate the rest.  

Create a schedule and routine that simplifies the day and reduces the stress of deciding what to do each day.  Tim Ferriss posted a great article about "Ego-Depletion" that discusses the process of automating your decisions to help simplify your life.  By automating many of your decisions, not only does it keep things simple, but you will have the ability to make better decisions when faced with difficult situations.

What will you eliminate?