When you let go it allows you the freedom to live the life that you want.
You need to let go of things that are keeping you stuck and not allowing you to move forward towards what you desire in your life.
So, what are some of the things that you may need to let go of in order for you to be free to live the life that you want.
The Past: Don’t allow past experiences to rule the rest of your life. Learn from them and apply the learning to create a better life for you. Living in the past will take energy and focus away from the action you need to take in the present to achieve the results that you want in your future.
Fear: Fear stops us from taking action that can improve our life. Rather than focus on the fear of taking action focus on the benefits that taking action will bring into your life. Be driven by the benefits.
The Need to Please Everyone: Don’t live your life for everyone else. It is important that you respect and satisfy your needs and wants. Focus on doing what is important to you. Live the life that you want rather than living it to please and gain the acceptance and approval of others.
Unforgiving Thoughts: Holding on to unforgiving thoughts will poison your life. The more you hold on to them the more toxic they will become. You will become a victim of these unforgiving thoughts if you do not release them.
Anxiety: Stop worrying and stressing about your life and start living it. Rather than dwell on the challenges in your life, focus on actions that you can take to resolve them. If you are holding on to anxiety there are many avenues to help you release it e.g. deep breathing techniques, massage, exercise, meditation, yoga etc.
Your Ego: Follow your heart rather than your head. Do what is authentic for you.
The Need to be Perfect: Get out there and have a go at things without worrying whether you can do something perfectly or not. Perfectionism will slow you down. While you are waiting for everything to be perfect, life is passing you by and you are missing out on valuable opportunities.
The Need to be Right: This can affect the quality of your relationships with others. The quality of your relationships with others is extremely important to your success and happiness in life. When you need to be right all the time you are making others feel wrong. Making others feel wrong is not going to enhance your relationships. Respect other people’s right to have different opinions, beliefs and perspectives to you, even if you do not happen to agree with them.
Limiting Beliefs: Beliefs are a conviction in your mind that something is true even if in reality it may not be. You need to rid yourself of beliefs that are not useful to you.
Letting go is a decision. You have a choice to hold on to things or to let them go. Make a decision today that you will let go of anything that is holding you back from living a successful and happy life.
If you would like some assistance with identifying what you need to let go of or how to do that, think seriously about getting some coaching to provide you with the awareness and strategies that will allow you to move beyond what is keeping you from achieving what you want in life.
Author: Steve Decker – Life Management & Success Coach