E-X-P-A-N-D Your Life: 5 Ways To Let It Go
“I have done my duty to those memories” said Francoise Gilot, in her 1964 book, Life with Picasso.
Are there things in your life you “have done duty” but for some reason just can’t let it go? Are you seduced by a voice in your head that causes a revisit to the situations over and over only to arrive at the same place each time? Do you let past struggles hinder your progress?
To each of you stuck in this spot (and those who pretend they’re not), I encourage you to follow these steps to move forward. It doesn’t matter if it happened last night, last year or 20 years ago. Know there is no moving forward while living in the past thinking about how things could’ve, would’ve and should’ve been different.
- Acknowledge the past and learn from it. No repeats. You’ve spent enough time thinking about it, talking about it, and pining over it.
- Forgive where forgiveness is needed. Realize that harboring animosity in your heart does nothing but eat away happiness.
- Embrace what the future has to offer with pompous attitude. Your time is now!
- Define your passion and design a plan to help you maximize the surrounding opportunities.
- Execute. No excuses.
From Point A to Point B may not be a straight shot – potholes and ditches may be along the roadway to success. Courage, strength, confidence and tenacity will give you the wherewithal to meet the challenges head-on. It’s your time. Don’t let anyone or anything steal it.
Deborah Hightower is a veteran financial consultant, singer-songwriter-pianist, national recording artist, published writer, speaker, worship leader and women’s advocate. You can read more from Deborah on her blog at www.deborahhightower. blogspot.com.