In building a statue, a sculptor doesn’t keep adding clay to his subject. Actually, he keeps chiseling away at the inessentials until the truth of its creation is revealed without obstructions. Thus, contrary to other styles, being wise in Jeet Kune-Do doesn’t mean adding more; it means to minimize, in other words to hack away the unessential.
In personal development, we can get caught up in adding things to our lives. Go, go, go can be the mentality and it’s not always the best approach. It takes a special mind to understand what needs to be removed. Instead of looking at what you need to start doing in your life, think about what you need to remove.
Once you have removed something from your life, note how you are feeling. Replacing one habit with another is a good strategy but don’t think it has to be grand and life changing. Simple, little, and often go a long ways in bridging change.
Challenge yourself. Look within yourself. What can you remove from your life to help you be a better you?