I read this article by Patrick Rohn about Tsundoku.

That’s the Japanese word for build up of things you mean to read but never do.

That got me thinking about all the stuff that we let build up and how it corrodes our lives.

Plaque is like that. It’s a build up of skin cells and saliva. If left too long, it’ll rot your teeth. If left unchecked, your body will begin to destroy itself.

The same is true for scar tissue. If left to build it can destroy forward momentum. It’s also true for emotional scar tissue. Eventually you end up hurting yourself.

That’s why doctors want people with newly replaced joints to move around as quickly as possible.

I’ve written about cleaning up messes before. But this word, tsundoku, so perfectly captures the condition.

Think about what you might clean up to move forward.