I’ll never forget having a meeting with the prominent agent to celebrities, Harry M. Miller, years ago. On his notice board he had a sign with just three words of advice. ‘Prune The Tree.’
I was intrigued, as Harry lived in an apartment 30 stories above street level, with not a tree around. “Oh that’s my philosophy of life,” he remarked, as I questioned him about it.
“It’s there to remind me to always make sure i prune my life of clients and business relationships that are no longer ripe with opportunity. I find that if I’m not careful, I end up being slowed down by situations that I really should have evolved away from.”
Pruning the tree of life is an intriguing notion, and well worth considering at least once a year. What should we all prune from our trees?
Clients who don’t respect us.
One way friendships.
Beliefs about ourselves that no longer serve us.
Plans that no longer fit our desires.
It’s true, pruning will temporarily make your life smaller. But soon after, it will grow stronger, healthier and far more beautiful.
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