Letting Go…

Letting go.

For some, it’s a joy and a blessing.

For others, it’s a pain and a struggle.

And don’t get me wrong: I’m no stranger to attachment.

There are all kinds of things that control me, that I can’t seem to shake off.

Things that I’m attached to, even though I don’t want to be.

Opinions about myself, habits, procrastination, sloppiness – you name it.

I’m as imperfect as the next one.

But, over the years I’ve discovered that when I relax, give in, and let go, things change for the better.

Especially when it comes to opinions and worldviews and beliefs.

Those can be so debilitating.

Here’s one that took me years to get rid of:

The idea that I couldn’t be a teacher.

While my mastermind buddies kept telling me that instead of writing sales copy for clients, I should be teaching.

Oh, the number of times I heard that.

But in the end I let go of the notion that I don’t have anything to teach, and I started teaching, in the LEAP newsletter.

The result?

Massive. Both for myself as well as for my subscribers.

But they had to drag me in kicking and screaming, before I finally let go and became a teacher.

And unless you’re enlightened, you probably also have things you’re attached to.

Can be feelings, or the way you see yourself, or beliefs about who you are or what you or your work is worth.

And whatever it is, as long as you cling to it, it’s going to limit you.

I can’t tell you what you need to let go – you already know that, if you look inside.

Question is, do you have the courage to face the attachment, and drop it?

It might feel scary, but that’s exactly because it’s such a good thing to do.

Sure it’s venturing into the unknown – but who wants to live in a self-imposed cage anyway?

I certainly don’t.

Do you?

So tell me.

What are you attached to, that which you know you want to let go of, but you just can’t get yourself to do it?

Hit reply. I’m curious.

Cheers,

Martin


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