We grow attached to clutter. It’s a simple as that. Garfield the cat says in one his cartoons: Food a funny thing, because the moment you are full it turns from temptation to garbage. The same goes for objects. The moment we attach a value to them, we practically hand them an unquestioned invite to clutter our lives (and steal our valuable time).
I once received a coat from my mother as a Christmas gift. It was a great, thick and expensive-looking coat that any pensioner would have been very proud to own and wear! I was 27 at the time. I thanked her from the bottom of my heart (for the wonderful sentiment) but you can bet that the first webpage I opened later that evening was EBay!
If I had attached any further sentimental value to that coat, it would have still been in my wardrobe or packed away in the house, probably still in the original wrapping!
Another excellent example is the £2.99 I paid for one of the best Judo books ever published: The Secrets of Judo: Text for Instructors and Students: Test for Instructors and Students. It's where I learnt all my top game pressure principles. I got it at the local used-book store. Whoever owned prior to me had not attached any further value to it and was happy to part with it.
Here is something that I recommend you do at least once a year and preferable 2ce a year. I call it the Spiritual Spring Clean:
- Take a hard look at everything you own (and I mean everything!)
- Within 2 seconds place it in one of the following three piles:
- Keep for a specific (near-future) purpose
- Give to someone specific
- Throw away in the bin
Remember the Pareto rule? 20% of what you own will provide 80% you need!
While you chew on that, click here to see what the Gracie Brothers Rener and Ryron made of Lesnar vs Carwin.
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