You know why it’s hard to get rid of things and give things away?
We’re scared, mostly.
What if we give away something we need later and we regret it?
Fear of regret.
Fear of wasting.
Fear of missing out.
Fear of going without.
But what are the odds that an old skirt we will never wear is something that should make us afraid? Why should I be afraid of missing something that I’ve already forgotten about once it hits the inside of the donation bin? We know the truth, when we look at it in that perspective. We call ourselves out for it and laugh.
We’re afraid of the fear, and you can’t make good choices based on fear. Make brave choices. Don’t keep old stuff around that you don’t need. It’s slowing you down.
Make bold choices. You don’t need those extra dishes, the skirt you won’t wear, the stuff in the garage. They’re not helping you.
I loved this line from a post by Susie Davis:
“My things should complement, not complicate, my life goals.”