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1302: What's Keeping You From Going Further? by Scott Stephens with Becoming Minimalist on Getting Out of Comfort Zone

2019-07-05 | 🔗

Scott Stephens with Becoming Minimalist asks what's keeping you from going further.

Episode 1302: What's Keeping You From Going Further? by Scott Stephens with Becoming Minimalist on Getting Out of Comfort Zone

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits. Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands. BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

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this is optimal living daily episode thirteen oh two what's keeping you from go further by scott stevens with becoming minimalist dot com and i'm just a moloch happy friday welcome optimal living daily where i read to you every day from the best blogs i can find with permission from the third and websites to his poses from a guest author on joshua becker site joshua's reopening his twelve we course ferdy cluttering i've taken it and there is a review of it at all by cast our com they might want to check out the course has guided instruction community encouragement and inspiration to help families declare their home the course happens only four times a year and its back up as of today you can read my review of it at old podcast dot com clutter and i have that link to this episode subscription but that's enough for an intro so let's get right to it as we optimize your life what's keeping you from going further
got stevens with becoming minimalist dar you park your car the trail head hop out and grab your pack as you running through the list in your mind you worry that new forgot something did you grab everything stow tent food check check and check you ve got the essential sleeping bag and pad water filter boots and extra socks that's everything right you still haven't decided for sure how far in your going by you ve got just a place in mind you just need to get out there just in case as he is about your pack you notice in extra jacket better throw that in you tell yourself you never know while you're at it you grab another coat sweatshirt and that will pull over you love you'd better throwing a couple but actually granola bars to probably squeezer shoes in two and boobs boost get too hot her wet or something you never know nay valleys finally you're very swollen
back you keep it up over her shoulders and buckle for a second under the wait no worries feels law better once you to get adjusted you can do this all right let's go the fork in the trail you ve gone ten miles in your pretty tired now you realise those last additions really change things raven use them but it still comforting knowing their in there if you need them as you look up and see assign ahead you shift your pact to undig distress from your shoulders and trudged on coming to a fork in the trail you see that you have two options the first is that short trail that leads to a peaceful lake with nice views of the mountains you ve been there before in fact is one of your favorite destinations is not perfect but is comfortable unpredictable their normally a few other groups there too about mid still mostly quiet stuffily more beautiful and peaceful than being at home as you're standing
one of the sign a nice couple passes you'd head down to the lake i hope they don't get my spot you think to yourself as he watched them head down the trail and then there is the other option the second option is that trail that keeps going up mountain seven miles it says to the falls you ve heard about it from a few people they talk about how incredible it is up there you seen pictures of the views and deal with amazing most people don't go up there in its meeting to see why it seven more miles after the ten that lead you this far and its up way up but also the right as well worn wide and easy it's safe in familiar the trail of the left is narrow rocky an old looking like has been walked on in years but you can't shake the idea the feeling that should go to the left his true you ve always wanted to do it you just never me the time or you were always exhausted when he got to the fork in the trail but it's been there
our teasing you for years the unknown the new has been right there for the taking we have always been exhausted when it comes down to it carrying i pack up there seems impossible what's the cost has you're standing there contemplating your choice and catching your breath you feel something store to boil over dissatisfaction rebellion against your exhaustion and excuse says i'm gonna do it you yourself say from somewhere deep within shocked at the sound of those declare of words on the air you instantly start to gain confidence i can do this need to do this you reinforced yourself but your pack is really digging into your shoulders you look up the trail to your left he realized those first ten miles were nothing compared the terrain ahead i have to do this i'm done putting it off you take it back off and get out your water
the trail had everything comes into focus you know you have to do you can take the pride of being at the top seeing the view that ninety five percent never taken you decided your honed in in priorities have changed your pack is too heavy it doesn't after you're doing this you take it off rip it open and apply new rules to everything inside you take out i pull over this is going to help me get up there nope you quickly re evaluate all of your packs contents with new eyes and start a pile beside your pack you add the extra granola bars shoes the extra sweatshirt and close to the pile even next the books you brought that extra coat to you grab the heap of access and hide it off the trail for the return trip your efficient focused and prepared as you pick up your pack and threw it over your shoulders you realize it weighs half of what it did maybe less compared before it's almost like you're not
carrying anything at all you feel free somehow your efficient during only what you need to survive in your journal to record the journey as a focus on the trail ahead you feel a fire deep inside pushing you forward your paper they are not for any possible scenario nor for comfort but for survival and adventure let's go time for application this the lot like some hiking trips i've been on it also sounds like life what are you carrying unnecessarily we often add all these extra to our packs just in case they could be extra clutter unhealthy relationships bad habits or self sabotaging thoughts or maybe these actions give you a false sense of security the truth is that while they seem i'd independently the weight of all those extra in your pack is unsustainable if you want to lead a beyond average life those just in case items are keeping you from a life of efficiency and focus their keeping you
pursuing your dreams what are you prepared to let go of to live the life you ve always imagined what is holding back from success are you amy for comfort unfamiliarity or for adventure and passion empty your pack of the extra weight embrace the unique skills useful tool rules and essential for survival left in your pack so your sites on the trail ahead the one you here to take there's an amazing view waiting you just listen to the post titled what's keeping you from going further by scots events was becoming minimalist dark come in a quick reminder joshua beggars course andy cluttering is open for registration but will closed and he only does a four times a year check out my review
do of it tat old podcast dot com slush clutter i have that linked in this episode description he's giving back to the show if you and role which is greatly appreciated again that's old podcast dot com slash clutter to read the review and i love that metaphor of carrying that pack on your shoulders because its literal as in it this of us taking stuff hiking or when travelling but metaphorical with some these different things in our lives from relationships to even just our thoughts so think about what's wing you down and what you can do to lighten the load both with physical possessions but also what's going on mentally and emotionally things you might he holding onto for the wrong reasons probably would therefore they have a great rest of your day and i'll see you the weekend where optimal life awaits
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