Derek Sivers writes about constraints in a very broad brush

Life can be improved by adding, or by subtracting. The world pushes us to add, because that benefits them. But the secret is to focus on subtracting.

I have been thinking lately that I need to make changes to how I approach life in order to get to where I want to be.

I have some vague goals that I want to work toward in 2019 and I am trying to focus them into SMART steps to be successful. I guess the first step would be to subtract what I do not really need to focus on.

Sometimes the secret to success is subtracting.