Every Rose Has Its Thorn
“Less is more.” — William Shakespeare
What can a rose teach us about life?
As a rose bush grows, it creates more buds than it can sustain.
A rose bush does not have the capacity to keep all of it’s buds nourished.
The bush creates so many buds that eventually it exhausts itself and fades away.
The only way a rose bush can thrive is by pruning the unnecessary buds so the essential buds can THRIVE and BLOSSOM.
Our lives work the same way.
Less is more.
We all have way too much to do.
When was the last time you took a hard look at what is on your calendar?
PRUNE the unnecessary from your schedule.
Remove One Distraction This Week.
Before you start this week, look at your schedule.
What’s on there that shouldn’t be?
What did you say “Yes” to because you felt bad saying no?
What interaction provides little value?
Have the COURAGE to take it off your calendar.
Reallocate that time back to your TOP PRIORITY.
Our life, like that rose bush, needs constant PRUNING:
- There are COMMITMENTS that no longer makes sense.
- There are RELATIONSHIPS that are holding you back.
Where can you better INVEST your ENERGY instead?
Time to PRUNE away.
Cut out the unnecessary so your life can BLOSSOM.
This won’t be easy, but you’ll be glad you did.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote, “Perfection is Achieved Not When There Is Nothing More to Add, But When There Is Nothing Left to Take Away”