The brilliant Renaissance artist Michelangelo was asked about the difficulties that he must have encountered in sculpting his masterpiece David. But he replied with an unassuming and comical description of his creative process:
“It is easy. You just chip away the stone that doesn’t look like David.”
No one knows whether he really said it or not, because this answer is often credited to other many great artists. But the point I want to make is; this is a beautiful way of living, if you want to get somewhere, it would be a whole lot easier if you took away anything that don’t take you where you want to go.
i.e: If you want to loose 10 lbs, it’s easier to get there if along the way you don’t have anything that would make you gain 10 lbs instead of losing them. In other words eliminate the things that takes you back or keeps you still, and by definition you will be moving forward, towards your goal!