“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” Bruce Lee
Reading this several times brought a number of thoughts to mind. We understand the value of working a little each day to improve who we are and what we do as leaders. This post is not intended to diminish that thought.
While reading the thought of the day, the expression is one not considered before when thinking about how to develop our leadership.
The idea of hacking away at the nonessentials, removing the weight that easily burdens us and slows us down, eliminating areas of life that are unimportant to the greater development of our spiritual well-being, or eradicating the distractions vying for our attention, is a thought that can be a game changer.
Take a moment and evaluate the areas in life that fall into the category of nonessentials. This exercise alone will help prioritize life, regain needed focus, and strengthen our resolve in matters of eternal consequence.
Our health, our family, our jobs, our God, and His church deserve consideration of this thought.