Hack Away at the Unessential

It's not the daily increase, but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. - Bruce Lee

A few years ago I shared a video from Joe Rogan where he discussed the concept of striving to become the hero of your own movie. Rogan’s original message was powerful and quickly went viral. It’s one of those videos that never gets old and always provides a quick boost of energy. There’s a good chance that many of you reading this entry have heard it before. If not, you can listen to an abbreviated version below.

Yet, even if you’ve heard it before, I encourage you to listen again. One of the most important pieces of advice that Rogan offers isn’t about what you need to do, but rather what you need to stop doing. In some ways, you could say that Rogan’s advice is similar to Bruce Lee’s classic message about hacking away at the unessential.