When we think of living the life we want, our first inclination is to think of all the things we need to add to it or begin. However, as writer Karen Salmansohn suggests in this quote, we might be missing another key step before all of that. Before we start thinking about what to add or start, a more immediate step might be what we need to get rid of, stop, or leave behind. For instance, what situations, patterns, or toxic relationships do we need to leave? Addressing those things first will be the first step in creating a clearer path toward living the life we want.