“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” – Bruce Lee
The first step to financial freedom isn’t earning more money, Its spending less
The same is true for good health – Hack away at the unessential.
The unessential amount of tv, the unessential amount of snacks and junk, Alchohol…
You will find the two go hand in hand, the less you spend on things you don’t need, The more money and time you will have to spend on actually living.
“Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, un-rhythmic movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.” – Bruce Lee
Like water, if we stop flowing we become stagnant.
We need to move, not just in a physical sense but mentally too.
We need to grow and change, we need to crash against the rocks and squeeze through the little gaps from time to time.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man – Heraclitus
Even if nothing in your life changed and you stepped in the river, you may be the same person, but the river wouldn’t be the same that moved on a long time ago.
Flow like water.
The forever of Plenty.
The opposite of the forever of discomfort is the forever of plenty.
This is where we think the current (Good) situation were in will last forever because we have plenty of resources/energy/money
Going all out in the gym every day because you have the energy and feel fine…
Buying Lavish, luxurious and exotic things every day because you have the money today…
Binging out 3-4 days in a row because the hangover hasn’t hit yet…
Like us humans The ‘most advanced species’ on the planet cutting down all the Trees today because we have plenty of them…
These things can not be sustained in the long term.
Go back to your game plan, Plan all the way till the end, Can this be sustained…
The forever of Plenty. The forever of discomfort, & The forever of never (Post 145) From Seths (Godin) Blog – The three types of forever
Things fall apart,
Nothing lasts forever and somethings are supposed to fall apart,
Your gym trainers, you don’t buy them to keep them in the same condition, they were made to eventually wear out…
Somethings fall apart when they could be held together,
But we neglect them, There not that important until it’s too late,
Like your car, the engine light isn’t that important until it blows up, or your bold tires can be replaced tomorrow but when you have ablow out today…
We treat our bodies like this too, that ache in your lower back isn’t important until it cripples you picking up your grand kids,
Like the tires could be replaced, that crippling back pain could have been prevented by stretching it out when it was just an ache…
Things fall apart, But they don’t have too
Not if we treat them right
Perhaps happiness is found in the journey uphill – Jordan Peterson
Adversity is your friend, not your foe
That slow climb up that steep hill is probably the happiest your going to feel
Not when you hit the peak, But in that struggle to the peak
When you hit the peak it won’t be long till you return o your base level of happiness
When you’re at the bottom of the hill, you telling yourself how bad it is to be stuck there
and how you can’t make it to the top, unfortunately, this is where most people stop.
They never find out what their capabilities are and they never find the beauty in the struggle.
Climb that hill, When you hit the peak, Climb a bigger one (there’s always a bigger mountain remember.)