At many points on our journey through life, we have to decide what to take along and what to leave behind — and once we decide, how to carry it.
Carrying too much weighs us down so heavily with work, people, and possessions that we are exhausted before we reach our destination. Carrying too little leaves us isolated and vulnerable, with little chance of reaching our goals. Our only hope of success is to first take stock of what we need and then, figure out what’s the best way to carry the load.
So we need to ask ourselves a couple of questions. First, in general, “How much is enough?” And second, in relation to each specific item, “What do I really want to carry?”
We also have to recognize that ...