|Does this ring true for you?|
Why do we hold on to so tightly to people, things, and even a lifestyle that no longer serves us? Some people were born to be doctors, lawyers, advocates, mothers, politicians, and even presidents. But for the rest of us, the experiences and choices we've made, or were made for us, have led us exactly to where we are right now.
I used to get so upset, cry, even wonder, "what if", my life had gone in another direction. After all, in my former life, I was a recent graduate living in a different state, and planning to get hitched to someone who I was really, I mean r-e-a-l-l-y incompatible with. Still, there was a time where I desperately latched on to him, and that life, because it was all I knew.
Sometimes the tragic ending of another failed relationship, losing a job, or the death of a loved one, can shake us to the core. And yet, sometimes these same tragedies, can become our next triumph. Recently, I've been inspired by stories about women who found themselves, at a time when they lost everything. People diagnosed with cancer, beat it, and then started this new journey as an advocate. I've also met so many other people who are still holding onto the past, even punishing themselves for things they had no control over. They're still carrying the pain, and memories from these experiences over into the present. I would never disregard the amount of angst it may cause someone to truly let go, but what I've learned is that in order to make room for new and better things, you have got to get rid of the clutter.
Repeat after me:
I let go of what no longer serves me.
I let go of old stories of who I am supposed to be.
I let go of doubt.
I make room for new people and adventures in my life today.
Happy Motivation Monday xoxo