Does it pass this simple test: What’s it for?
That thing on your desk, that shirt or pair of shoes, this email, that sentence, this meeting…
Why are we doing it? Why do we have it? Why are we still allowing it?
If it doesn’t pass the test, get rid of it.
Because, all too often, what it’s there for is to take up space, hide, or not be clear.
So many of us do things, have things, say things because we seek validation and/or approval. We need to be heard. We want for things, get them, then want for what we had.
That’s how you get stuck, trapped, lost.
How do you escape? Start by asking: What is this for?