Three Things Holding You Back
Let it go.
What do I mean by that? It's simple—drop the loads that are weighing your life down. Drop your stress, and drop all the toxic people who are brainwashing you into misrepresenting yourself. Drop your pain, and drop your fears of change and failure. A lot of us are carrying unnecessary weights in our lives, and then we wonder why we're so tired. We wonder why we feel so stressed and weighed down and depleted. We ask ourselves, "Why am I so empty?" Let me tell you why—because we're carrying things that we're not supposed to carry.
There's a question I want to ask you. What is it in your life that you shouldn't be carrying? What in your life are you carrying that you aren't responsible for? There are three things we tend to hold on to when we shouldn't—people, our pasts, and our pain.
First, ask yourself if you're carrying toxic people. Are you carrying people who are using you when they could easily choose to walk by your side? Are you dragging people along even though they haven't treated you well? Are you carrying them on your back even though it's weighing you down?
Second, are you carrying your past behind you? In life, too many of us are still hanging on to things that happened years ago. We're holding on to things we have no ability to change, and we're using our unchangeable pasts as excuses. Let me tell you something—you can't change your past, but you can promise yourself a brighter future. You can become a better person, and the first step to doing that is understanding how much better you deserve. You can harness whatever negative things have happened in your life and use them to build yourself from the ground up.
Second, are you holding your pain? A lot of us neglect the healing we need. We carry our pains around, refusing to stop and unpack them. Whoever is out there reading this, it's time for you to unpack. Unpack the baggage in your life—the baggage of pain, the baggage of your toxic past, and the baggage of the people who don't deserve your goodness.
In life, we often wonder why it's so hard to progress in our individual journeys. Far too often, we feel lost, and it becomes harder and harder to find a reason to continue pushing forward. Let me tell you something—there is a way to heal. It's not going to be easy, and you are going to have to let go of a lot of difficult things to let go of. That being said, I promise you that it'll be worth it.
You have to start with acceptance. Once you can accept your past, you can move on. Once you accept who the people around you truly are, you can stop avoiding the decisions you need to make. Once you can accept that your bad habits are truly toxic for your life, you can eradicate them. It's time for you to be honest with yourself.
It all starts with you.