you got tOO many aPPs. on your phone. and in your life.
and your apps drain your battery and crowd your memory chips.
let me tell you a story
last night I needed to make two important calls. one at 6:30 p.m., another call at 7:30 p.m. and my battery was so drained that I could not make a call. even while my phone was connected to my phone charger.
my battery power registered at 0% (zero) and would not charge. and it would not operate while i was trying to make a call. even while it was connected to the charger.
here’s the real story. before i tried to make these two important calls, I was using my phone for some useless activities. mainly facebook cruising.
wasting important battery power on just cruising facebook. a mindless activity.
let’s compare this to…
…your life. let’s look at your phone and your life. and compare the two.
your cell phone battery has a limited charge time. based on usage. and your life has limited charge during the day. your battery life is based on usage. how you use your phone and life. how many apps you are using. the battery drain of each app.
and – what i didn’t know is – my apps are running in the background. in addition to using storage space on my memory chip, each app is draining my battery. draining my energy source. all the time. even though I am not using those apps. constantly running in the background. like the mental clutter in your mind. always running in the background.
but isn’t your phone like your life
you and I have a limited amount of time and energy each day. we have limited charge on our batteries. we have a limited amount of usable storage space in our mental chips.
and much of that energy and memory space is used just to maintain our operating systems. BEFORE we do anything creative.
we have too many apps downloaded. to our phones. in our lives.
too many apps running in the background.
too many. to be effective when it counts. to make those important phone calls. those important decisions. to create.
what’s the point of having a cell phone if you can’t use it when you need it. what’s the point of having a brain if it is filled with clutter. and dominated by useless activities.
what’s the point of having priorities in life, if you don’t have the energy to accomplish anything. when it really counts.
one time on my phone, I reached the storage limit on my memory chip. the message on my phone read something like this, “no more room to take this video. memory is full.” the error message looked something like this.
so I have made a habit of scrubbing my phone. deleting images and videos periodically. and apps. to keep my phone functioning. and now i’m telling you to do the same.
you have too many images, videos, and apps running in the background. draining your battery and using your operating capacity. too much clutter to accomplish those really important things in life.
create some space in your life
isn’t that the story of life? occasionally, ya need to create some space.
ya got to dump the unnecessary – out of your life. some things and some people are using some important resources in your life. and contributing nothing.
kill the noise. kill the distractions. good is the enemy of best. you need to remove some junky apps – maybe even some good apps in your life. to make room for the best. good is the enemy of the best.
create some space. by removing things and people that do not move you toward your goals. things and people that are draining your battery. that are using valuable memory space in you life.
create some space in your life. by removing some good projects. and focusing on some great projects in your life.
so you can refresh and reboot your operating system.
my friend, Geoffrey, keeps telling me,
“alvin, ya gotta create some ‘god space’ in your life. how can you have a meaningful life without god space?”
and now, i’m asking you, “how are you gonna have a real life without a spiritual life?”
how you gonna have a focused life with so many distractions and power drains in your life?
ya got too many apps running in the background.
it’s time to delete and uninstall.
focus. get your eye on the prize. go for broke.
eliminate and then focus
focus and eliminate
feel the burn
ya gotta eliminate distractions to focus.
make the decision to…
…eliminate things and people that distract you from your goals. and eliminate things and people that do not add value to your life. eliminate the apps running in the background. freezing your operating system.
it will be uncomfortable. even painful.
it is worth it
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listen to my buddy, paul
paul has a way of saying things clearly, succinctly.
think only about those things that are honorable, pure, right.
fill your mind with only the best
and do what I taught you to do
Fo Da Philippi Peopo 4:6-9 || Hawai‘i Pidgin (HWP)
Philippians 4:6-9 || International Children’s Bible (ICB)
Philippians 4:6-9 || The Message (MSG)
only do the main thing
and more from my friend, paul
do not look back
keep your eye on the goal – in front of you
I only do the main thing
and go for broke