Shrinking footprint – term most of us are familiar with – means using less space, consuming less energy, needing less and contributing more for healthier (and greener) communities, a healthier planet. And to make room for others …
It can mean so much more, depending on how you apply the ideas.
If I commit to doing something new, do I stop doing something else?
If I commit to spending on something new, do I cut some other expense?
See where I’m going?
Maybe it is finally waking up to something I’ve been ignoring far too long, but the only tenable way to come up with new ideas, new projects, new ventures – to get rid of an equal or greater number of old ones. If I start something new that requires an hour a day, or even only an hour a week – where is my hour going to come from? Not from my precious sleep. Not from my most precious projects of work and play. Not from my writing. Not from friends, not from _____ and _____.
Some days, without anything new at all, getting rid of things that don’t matter so much anymore, that don’t need/deserve the time, effort and money they consume.