The mind is a new dog tugging on your leash as you try to walk it. It wants to smell every flower, chase every butterfly, and pee on every fire hydrant. It is zig-zagging back and forth as you try to walk it in a straight line. It is stubborn. You have to train it to make it better.
How can we consistently cultivate true, authentic incentive? I think if we can figure out how to do this we can give ourselves a massive edge in performance and mindset.
For the last several months, I have been very interested in minimalism and have been pursuing a more minimalist lifestyle. I have been working on getting rid of most of my belongings, reducing clutter, and cutting out all of the unnecessary things in my life.
For the past few weeks I have been trying to declutter my life and my apartment by getting rid of all the useless things I don't use or need. A few days ago I decided to gather up all my old clothes that I don't wear and bring them to Goodwill (about 2 standard issue trash bags full of atrocious wardrobe). I have done this many times throughout my life. Several people have suggested that I write off my Goodwill donations over the years, but I have been too lazy and assumed it would be a pain in the ass to document everything. I had an hour to spare before going to Goodwill, so I decided to look into it.