I have a great follower of of minimalism it has bring me a great joy. But one thing that I was not able to do till now is the minimalism of my thought. It is hardest of all because you have to look in yourself and find out what is wrong with you.
It is hard for must of us to do. We do not want to deal with our problems we just want not to look at them as much as possible. Just like our physical things. When you start minimalist journey you have to fight your way on every step.
The only enemy that you have is yourself. You have to deal with yourself on a regular basis. As I look around my room I find that there are a lot of things that I have not use for years. But I am not ready to get rid of them. So it is still a long journey to go but I am willing to take it
Same is true with my mind I have so many thoughts and goals that do not have any meaning now. As they used to have before. But I am afraid to get rid of them. As you are also dealing with same problem what is way you are reading this article.
So how can we get rid of thoughts that we have. It is simple to get rid of things because if you give it to somebody else then you do not have them now. But this is not true with thoughts. Even if you talk about your thoughts with someone they are still there.
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it.
One method that I found really useful is that you should not hide your thoughts in your mind. Get them in open spend time them see are they are useful or not.
This is the only way by which you can decide what thoughts to keep and to let go. At first you will find it hard because your mind is like a monkey it is always going somewhere never still .
One thing that will help you decide what is important is the major purpose in your life. What that mean is that what are the thing that you want most to happen in your life. What is that you want above all?
I’m probably wouldn’t do anything differently if I had to do it again. Every little thing that happens to you, good and bad, becomes a little piece of the puzzle of who you become. Every successful person you read about – Warren Buffett, Bill Gates – they all say pretty much the same thing. ‘Do what you love.’ I know I did.
You can find them easily if you have a passion in life but if you are like me who has no definite passion now. For them it is better to like what they are doing now. Because if you do not like what you do then there is only two paths find what you like or like what you have.
Once you are able to remove all the things that are not necessary in your life you will see that now you have lot of time and energy to do things that are important to you. That is the hole premise of minimalism to get rid of all the unnecessary so that you can focus on what is important to you in your life.
If you really want your life to be like you want it to be you have to work go get it. But you also need to have clear idea of what you want from your life also.
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