Take Out the Trash!

Cam Billings
4 min readSep 23, 2022
Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash

It’s that time of the week again… Time to take out the trash. You’ve been dreading it since taking out the trash last week. But you know it needs to be done.

The trash is stinky, rotten, heavy, and soggy. And you’re on the verge of gagging. But you shut the lid and wheel the trash bin down to the end of the driveway, all while wearing your stained pajamas and hoping none of your neighbors will notice.

You set the bin down and walk up your driveway. You’re about to close the garage door, but then you remember you’ve got another bag that wouldn’t fit in the bin. So, you’ve got to set it outside next to the bin.

You hold the trash bag by the plastic drawstring handle and pray the bag doesn’t touch you. You make it out to the end of your driveway and set the bag down. Hooray! You don’t need to worry about the trash for another week.

But as soon as you start walking up the driveway, you hear some caws from the neighborhood crows. All of a sudden, nearly a dozen crows drop down from a tree and make a beeline for your driveway. They’re headed straight for your trash bag.

You’d be surprised at how effective these menaces are. Next thing you know, your trash bag is ripped wide open with trash now being scattered across the road. And now you’re thinking, “Oh great, now my trash isn’t going to be picked up.”

Later that day, you make an unplanned trip to the grocery store to buy another trash bin. Lesson learned.

Get to the point, Cam

Anyways, taking out the trash is a necessary part of life. It’s not always fun, but it needs to be done every week.

You may think that taking out the trash has nothing to do with self-improvement. But you would be mistaken.

Taking out the trash is something you do physically. But you often neglect to take out your mental trash.

Today, let’s talk about why you need to take out your mental trash and how to do it.

Let’s dive in.

What is “the trash?”

Trash is mental clutter taking up valuable real estate in your brain:



Cam Billings

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