When we think about changing our lives and the world, we often think about adding things to our day.
We join a new gym.
We try a new diet.
We read a new book.
We add and add and add and then eventually wonder why our world feels fast and thin and out of time.
What if instead, you decided to delete something? What if you created a “to-don’t list,” something that lots of authors recommended? What if you macheted your calendar until only the most important things remained?
It’s possible. And more than that, it’s powerful.
And you just might be surprised at what you can see when you delete some of the clutter, because sometimes what remains is hidden unless we start deleting.
Like this sidewalk. Look what removing some dirt and grime revealed.