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Two Minute Drill:
Out with the Old, In with the New

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is “Out with the Old.” Next to me, I have this lovely little Christmas tree. This thing has been sitting here for two years. Yes, two years. It is a nice little tree and it served me well, decorating the house. 

New Year, New Mindset


I didn’t turn the lights on, but there are lights on it. I’m afraid if I turn the lights on right now, the whole thing will go up in flames because this tree is so dry. 

Why did I hold onto this thing for so long? 

I did some research on why we hold on to things that clutter our lives, physically, maybe even emotionally. 

One reason might be the fear of losing something valuable. That’s not it for me. 

Two, maybe it’s memories of the past or something sentimental that we don’t want to forget, and maybe that’s why. 

Or three, the concern that we might not have the resources to replace it if we get rid of it now. That’s not it for me either. 

So, I’m going to get rid of this tree today. I’m going to chop it up and use it for kindling for my outdoor fire pit, so the tree can still serve some purpose in my life. 

What else do I need to let go of, out with the old, and maybe in with something better? 

One of the things that I’m going to let go of this year, in 2024, to the best of my ability, is negative self-talk. 

I’ve had a lot of that throughout my life, and it’s no longer serving me well. In fact, it probably never served me well, but it’s not serving 2024. 

So yeah, out with the old, out with the old negative self-talk. And I want to know from you guys, what are you getting rid of? 

What is no longer serving you? What is your “out with the old” that is going to make your life better in 2024? Please, please share, okay? 

Alright, that’s this week’s Two Minute Drill, out with the old. 

Have a great week, you guys. 


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