Starting today, don’t put yourself on hold with things you can’t control. Instead, control how you respond. In your response is your most significant power in the long run.
There’s an analogy I often think of when considering how I would like to control all aspects of my life. When you have a paddock full of animals acting up, you probably won’t stop them from acting up unless you feed them or give them a bigger paddock.
What you can do is to give them a more extensive paddock and let them roam. With people, by feeding them new knowledge or giving them some extra space, you’ll see relinquishing control can be freeing you up and even give you a new perspective on what’s important.
The same philosophy holds for many aspects of life. Please step back and allow certain things to happen, let them take care of themselves, along with your wants and needs, allowing your worries to subside. Trust your instincts and your people.
You will have less stress and achieve more, have more time and energy to work on the things that truly matter, the things you can control, like your attitude about everything.
Letting go is not giving up. It’s about surrendering any unnecessary attachments to specific people, outcomes, and situations. It means showing up every day in your life, having the intention to be your best self, with more realistic expectations.
Create goals and dreams, take purposeful action, and build great relationships, but detach from what you think every aspect of your life ‘must’ look like to be good enough for you. It is the subtle art of letting go, and it starts with thinking more about what you can control and focusing on the ‘real world’.
It’s time to stop worrying about your life and start living it instead. Start becoming more action-orientated with the work you love doing, and the magic will happen. But, on the other hand, if the same old thoughts keep cropping up, it’s time to do something different.
You can’t be happy when you are worried about your future. So, change your thoughts by surrounding yourself with people who see a future full of abundance, not scarcity. Look for ways to add value to what you do.
“We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future”. John F. Kennedy
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn”. Harriet Stowe