The real challenge with minimalism is that it forces introspection.
 
When you only allow things / people / experiences in your life that either solve a problem, have a purpose or provide a sense of joy, you have to define those things for yourself.
 
Taking the time to ask, reflect and document the answers to questions like: what problems do I have? What are the root cause? In an ideal state how would I spend my time? What are my core values?
 
It's easy to get lost in someone else's directive. Consumerism and the constant chase of entertainment are great pacifiers.
 
The great and comforting thing is that no two paths are alike.
 
Even while writing this I am still googling living out of a backpack while traveling the world. And also the cost of a house on the Mediterranean. And used Jaguar F Types.