Daily Decrease

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”

Bruce Lee

I talk a big game about the power of daily habits. Investing a small amount of your time and effort each day towards a habit compounds into 10x, 100x or even 1000x the benefits later on. Usually without you even noticing the benefits occurring.

But there’s one thing I’d like to highlight:

The why and the action behind the habit is what ultimately matters. The ‘daily’ part just so happens to provide you with the momentum to improve faster (… and actually improve at all).

If you look at my daily habits (and the things I haven’t started doing daily yet) you’ll notice 3 patterns:

  1. Health
  2. Friendship / Community / Connection
  3. Creativity (and the freedom to create)

These are my essentials. In some form or fashion, each habit I have on my daily list is helping me become better in these 3 areas.

What’s your destination?
Who are you? Who do you want to be?
What daily actions can you take to align your destination to your reality?

Adding a habit to your life just because someone tells you its good for you, or because I do doesn’t mean you should too. Adding multiple daily habits is not the point either. Our days can only get so full.

My most anxiety-filled days are when I’m running around like a crazy person, attempting (and failing) to fit 4 lifetimes into one day.

Scheduling a hundred meetings. Reading forty books. Jumping from project to project to project. Burning through my most precious resources. For what? More stress? Thanks bye.

We need to remove the unessential to make breathing room for the essential.

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STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner

Daily Blog #547


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