Sometimes we cling onto the 'old' in hopes we can go back. We think this will help us move forward, but what if in order to move forward we need to let go?
Let go of our old selves so we can embrace new strengths and step into who we're meant to become.
Let go of the old ways of doing things so we can move into creativity and innovation.
Let go of old and unhelpful thoughts so we can build new and stronger beliefs.
Letting go is often difficult, it's sometimes like a scary 'free fall' from what we call 'safe' and predictable.
Thankfully letting go doesn't mean we have to do it all at once, we can choose to loosen our grip a little more each day.
Often we won't experience the benefits until after we've practiced and have done it for a while. If we stick with it long enough, we'll start noticing the impact and the eventual freedom it brings.
Give yourself permission to let go a little more today and be open to the new, even if it feels uncomfortable.
And give yourself grace as it is unfamiliar and unknown. In time, you'll create your new normal.
Remember each step, especially the small ones, are the foundation that will support the bigger steps. Give yourself permission to start small.
Keep being brave and stepping boldly!
Barbara Gustavson, owner of Discover Next Step, equips people to develop their unique gifts and give themselves permission to step into their true calling in life. Barbara is a certified Personal Development and Leadership Coach and Amen Clinic Brain Health Coach. She is the author of Permission to be BOLD and co-author of Breaking Average: The Seven Critical Factors to Team Strong Leadership.