There Will Always Be More – Find Your Path To Less

by Andy Amick on March 27, 2014

in Path to Less

This month’s Path To Less post is a little different.  Instead of multiple links, this month will expand on an excerpt from a Colin Wright post that talks about finding out “plenty”. As we move from winter to spring, it’s easy for us to get overwhelmed with new commitments and be pulled in too many directions.

And because there will always be more, what’s important is deciding which foods to eat, paychecks to work for, facets of your personality to emphasize, and ideas to make manifest.


Before you can filter intelligently — intentionally — you have to know yourself really, really well. You have to know what you want, why you want it, and how best to get there. You have to know yourself on an incredibly intimate level, because if you don’t, it’s far too easy to get lost in a deluge of directionless ambition and unchecked consumption.


If you’re able to focus and filter, there will always be more of everything you need. Take the time to figure out who you are, and you’ll find out what ‘plenty’ means to you.

We all have a different definition of plenty.  For me, it’s riding my bike, camping with my kids, and having just enough car to get me to the trails I want to visit.  For others, it may be a lot less than that or a lot more.  The key is realizing that it’s a personal preference and there is no wrong answer.

While out riding, I’m content, I have my “plenty”, and the path to less is right there in front of me – even if it’s a bit too cold, the headwind is blowing too hard, or water is running too low.

snow trees on a gravel grinder

About Andy Amick
A little bit nutty in general, a lotta bit nutty about bikes. Each of his boys received a bike helmet for their first birthday and the three of them have been biking together ever since.

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