People are addicted to ideas. Ideas are easy, tantalizing, and always there to play with. Nothing can go wrong with an idea in your head. The real world though, that’s messy and you have to (gasp) actually do some work rather than just dream! A pretty threatening thought for a long term ideas addict... ~ Marianne Cantwell.
The right mindset can take you everywhere and anywhere. The trouble is, people have a hard time letting go of what they ‘should’ be doing, based on what society dictates. In general, society thinks you should have the fancy office, the house, the car and the mortgage and payments to go along with these things. You should spend all your time working your ass off to earn money so that you can spend it on getting more things. The truth is, we don’t need to live in a material world. Sorry Madonna, we just don’t. The burden of being weighed down by the debt you’ve incurred from buying the material possessions you really don’t need is a heavy one.
The solution? Own less crap. Having a minimalist outlook on life is one of the most freeing things ever.
Becoming Minimalist “After a conversation with my neighbor on Memorial Day 2008, my family and I decided to become minimalist and intentionally live with fewer possessions. We immediately cleared the clutter from our home and life. As a result, we found a valuable new way to life, centered on our most important values. It has been a journey of discovering that abundant life is actually found in owning less. And it still ranks as one of the best decisions we’ve ever made with our life.” ~ Joshua Becker.
The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create freedom in business and adventure in life by Natalie Sisson
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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