I know... no one wants to end the week on math. HOWEVER, I read this in the 5-Bullet Friday from Tim Ferris and had to stop and share. Just in case I am not the only one that needs to do some Subtraction this weekend!
"Subtracting reminds me that what I need to change
is something already here, not out there."*
~ Derek Sivers
It's from one of my new obsessions, his book, "Hell Yeah or No." I first heard the phrase, "If it's not a 'HELL, YEAH! It's a 'No." on The Gutsy Podcast with Laura Aura I have no idea if she was quoting this book or not, I wasn't listening that close until she said it!
It was my screen saver for almost 6 months of my life while I was desperately trying to weed out what was unnecessary in an extremely volitile time in my family. I wouldn't say it made saying "no" easier. I can say it made it incredibly clear WHEN to say it and with time, I learned (Continuing to learn!) to better pronounce that ridiculously complicated 2 letter word.
Whether its subtracting from stuff, calories, screen time, excessive yeses, the power a circumstance holds over us, time we spend with certain people, or even the time we spend alone. I feel certain that there are very few of us that don't have some area we need to take a little away from.
What is ONE thing you can subtract this weekend to give yourself more care, rest, peace of mind?
Me? At minimum, you can bet by Monday morning I am going to be less one cabinet full of crap in my kitchen and short one more rung in the "I can do it all if I just work a little harder" ladder.
We don't have to do it all.
***You do NOT have to do it all.***
Much love, my peeps. Take a little time celebrating how badass you are this weekend. Need a reminder? Just circle back to this:
You are a beautiful, whole, badass of a human... Right. F-ing. Now.
* Whole clip: https://sive.rs/subtract
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