Trust the Process
Let it go.
Too many of us have baggage this week that we can't afford to bring into next week. Think about that for a second. Too many of us are afraid to let go of our bad habits and our pasts and the opinions other people label us with, and there are things in every one of our lives preventing us from becoming the greatest version of ourselves.
What's keeping you from becoming your best self?
We all have something preventing us from finding peace—maybe it's a person, or maybe it's a habit. Maybe we have toxic mindsets that tell us stories about what we can and can't accomplish. Whatever the case, we've all got something preventing us from becoming our best selves, and that can't continue. If you have goals you want to accomplish, you can't allow your bad habits to stop you. Far too often, we carry the same baggage everywhere we go. We carry our toxic mindsets and our habits and the negativity that got us to a level of unhappiness and unfulfillment in the first place.
Nothing is going to change if you can't let go.
Your baggage isn't going to promote you, and your past isn't going to elevate your life. You're not going to find peace by holding on to what has only brought chaos into your life, and you're not going to be happy if you can't let go of the things that have tormented you—it's common sense.
If you want to experience growth, you've got to let go of what's keeping you from growing. What is it from last week that your personal development can't afford next week? Whatever it is, it's time to get rid of it. It's not easy to kick a bad habit or to make a positive mindset change, but it's necessary. Let me be clear—there's no possible way to heal from pain if you keep on standing in it.
You're not going to increase your physical fitness if you refuse to kick your unhealthy habits. If you continue to cloud your power with your pain, you'll never get anywhere. In my own life, I remember feeling so much weight lift off of me once I started changing for the better. I dropped my bad habits, and my commitment to my goals only grew. And I'll be honest—the process sucks. Even when you full understand that your reward will be enormous, getting there can really hurt. But like I said, there's no other way.
One thing has to go. What's it going to be? Your toxic mindset and your bad habits, or your goals?
It all starts with you.