We’ve all faced it: the illusive goal, desire, objective…whatever we want to achieve. But, no matter what we do, whatever “habit” we add to our day, whatever plan or process we implement, whatever mindset we attempt to master…the results simply elude us. So what do we do?
We turn around.
We are often so focused on moving forward, thinking that the answer lies in what we do, that we often forget how much we have trailing behind us. I am finding with myself, and many of my clients, that our secret lives not in what we add, but what we subtract.
So think about your goal or objective this way:
Instead of asking “What can I do?!”
Ask, “What do I need to let go of?”
Every yes is a no to something, so to say yes to a new habit, plan, process or mindset, you must be clear on what you are saying no to.
What must you let go of?
Asked another way: what is the most important thing, that if you stopped doing it, would have the greatest positive impact on your progress?
These are the anchors that hold us back, that prevent us from sailing forward as fast and free as we want. By naming “it” and letting it go, by stopping something that holds you back, it’s like cutting the anchor chain and releasing your boat to sail powerfully forward.
What do you need to stop doing?