We speak a bunch about letting go in our book Unleash Your Humble Alpha. Letting go of what does not serve you is a powerful action one can take.
This is an ongoing process; every time you have a decision to make, you basically decide if it is for you or not, so this is not a new process for anyone.
The simple rules I have for life is this:
- Receive what is in front of you
- Decide what to do with it
- Let go of what does not serve you
If we look at all decisions in this way, we can simplify our life, reduce stress and create a much happier, joyful life.
It can be hard to let go of people, like a partner, spouse or business partner, but the question you may want to ponder is “if these people are out of my life, will I be better or worse off?”
That is a difficult question to answer when one is in love or tied up in a business with others who are no longer aligned with your goals and principles. I get it, I really do. I have let go plenty of times. Sometimes small things and two times my spouse.
Sometimes we get pushed to let go, like when my spouses both forced my hand in ending the relationships. When I look back I see where I could have done things differently, could have let go earlier, much earlier.
The good news is that we always learn from such situations, we must have experienced the bad to know what good is, or we need to be in the dark to know what light looks like.
What is bothering you right now? What is weighing on you at the moment? Are you happy in your job, in your relationship, or with your current path in life?
Can you look past the pain, the worry, and even trauma to see something beyond your current situation? I would love to see you make this happen, life can be a free and joyful experience; it can be whatever you want it to be if you take imperfect action each day, letting go of all that does not serve you.
Write down what you do not like in your life, make a list and then prioritize which is the most important, and then write a solution beside it.
- Problem: I am not happy in my marriage.
- Solution: I can move out, get a small apartment, and start doing things for myself again. I will be in pain, but I will also be free to make decisions and build what you really want.
It does not always have to be negative, change is always good if we see it that way, if we believe that life always delivers better if we embrace it.
Think about it, have your relationships gotten better over the years? I look back and see that each woman I was with was a better experience, so why not look forward knowing that is the standard, focusing on what can be positive and exciting?
It is tough, no doubt, but you can do it. You have the ability to create whatever you wish, and whenever you wish, you simply just need to decide that you will!
This is just one small example of how we take successful business owners from grinding every day in their business to a visionary leader who is on the cutting edge of their business. They continue by building an ecosystem that generates more revenue while the leader has delegated, empowered, joined forces with others and removed themselves from the day-to-day so they can focus on their passion projects and or scaling their business.
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Steady onward, upward!