Bob Wells of Cheap RV Living shared a fantastic article about giving up your old ideas. The thought is that in order to make real change in your life, you have to give up on the old ideas and create new ones.
This quote he shares encapsulates the concept:
You can only change in proportion to how willing you are to give up your old ideas. Total change, requires totally giving up your old ideas.
I know that living in a van doesn’t appeal to everyone reading this. This article highlights the process of change that Bob went through as he discovered that van living was a better fit for him than conventional housing. The process of change is the important topic to focus on.
Giving Up Your Old Ideas for a New Life, by Bob Wells.
As you read through his article, every time you see the words “living in a van”, replace those words with your own words to suit the change you are looking for. It could be “becoming a minimalist”, “downsizing my house”, “selling my house and renting an apartment”. All these ideas are outside the realm of our preprogramed idea of normal. Yet, they are all viable options once you give up the old ideas that have kept you from making any real change.