What Are You Beholden To?

What are the things you can’t live without?

Coffee?

Beauty products?

Morning bagel?

TV? Books?

Daily exercise?

For me, it was coffee (among others). I once traveled a week Island hopping in Thailand with a full coffee set up—French press, kettle and butter, and MCT Oil to make it bulletproof.

I find that hilarious and ridiculous.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting nice things, especially if they add value and energy to your life.

“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.” — Chuck Palahniuk, [Fight Club

That goes for our habits, goal, and dreams too.

I find it helpful to challenge myself on what I think is normal, what I’m reliant on, and periodically take away what I “need”.

For example, how many monthly subscriptions are you plugged into right now? How many do you use consistently? More importantly, what values are they adding to your life?

This isn’t an exercise about getting rid of things we love, rather an exercise to challenge our assumptions and build up a knowledge of resilience to our extra luxuries and desires we carry around on our shoulders.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1146

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