If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down. ---Anonymous
There are many things that takes a lot of energy to deal with. Sometimes it's our friends, family, a job, or a relationship. It's as if you're walking around with a constant reminder of something you don't want to do, but you do it anyway, all because you think you have to.
You do it because you care. You do it because you feel obligated. You do it because a lot of time has been invested.
Letting go of things that have changed or no longer serves you is a natural part of life. The urge to hold on is due to the uncertainty of the outcome if the situation changes. There's no telling if you will like the alternate option better, so you deal with what you can't let go of, but should.
There's one thing for sure, the simpler you make your life the happier you will be. I absolutely love to complicate things. It's sad but it's true lol. I don't do it on purpose, but in order for me to get to a solution, I must go through complex scenarios. I make things harder on myself and harder on others. So I started looking for the simplest way to get what I want in my personal life and business life.
I began with my business. There are so many things that I want to do and become, so I (attempt) to tackle more tasks than I have bandwidth for. There's only 24 hours in a day, but I will cram more and more things in each hour as if I have 34 hours to work with. This is a great recipe if you want to start tasks and not finish them, forget to do the important things, and make small mistakes that have big consequences later.
So I finally tried something different. I made a list of ALL the things I want to get done in regards to my business and personal life. Everything I could think of I wrote it on one sheet of paper and put it up over my desk. I take one item from the list and add it to my agenda book. ONLY ONE. If I don't complete it that day, it goes on my agenda for the following day until it's done. Since I'm not thinking of the 1001 things that I should get done I'm able to stay consistent and actually make progress.
I say this because it's easy to put all this unnecessary pressure on yourself to be amazing, do amazing things, and be the best at absolutely everything. But just in case you haven’t figured it out yet, that's impossible. You should always bring your best self forward but it should not be at the expense of your emotional, mental or physical wellbeing.
Let go of ideas, people, situations, habits that are holding you back from going to the next level in your life. You are the one weighing yourself down -- not your job, not your significant other, not your responsibilities, but You.
If you want to fly, Just. Let. Go.