Subtractions Add Up
“If we truly want our ultimate victories in life to add up, we must use subtraction not addition." James K. McPartland
It is easy to be busy being busy, as we strive to finish everything on our “to do” list. And yet, we could all benefit from consistently reviewing (and often resetting) our life’s priority list. It is not that we have too little time to get done all we want to get done - it is that we feel the need to get too many things done in the time we have. Further, we miss so many present moments by regretting our past errors and feeding our future fears. We are far more effective when we focus on accomplishing fewer things, and less subject to the side effects of over committing to too many things.
If you find truth in these words, recognize that it is a sign of strength to ask for help. No one is self made. There is at least one vital person in our life to coach us, guide us, nudge us and support us in focusing upon what truly are the few essential priorities that can become the ultimate victories in our life.