When Subtraction Is Multiplication

“Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.” – Ludwig Börne

Sometimes the most powerful skill is knowing what to take away, what not to do.

We tend to focus on what we must do,or add or expand. But what if the best thing we can do is stop doing something, or delete part of the whole, or scale back?

In the case of illusions – the believing in things that simply are not there, or real – loss is our best course.

And the losing of an illusion is often more impactful than a powerful learning.

Sometimes it’s what we know, that isn’t true that holds us back the most.

So don’t always look for the new, or the bigger or the better… sometimes ask yourself: “What could I lose that will help me win?”

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