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3 Things to Let Go of Right Now

Do you find yourself getting off track, and really not getting what you want? There might be some things you need to let go of.  I'm sharing 3 ideas of things to let go of right now.  

1. Distractions

There has never been a time in history where we as humans have been surrounded by more distractions.  

We have our phones at our fingertips with apps that can suck us in for hours, digital devices, social apps, shiny objects, Netflix, entertainment, mindless scrolling, poor habits, interruptions and the list goes on and on. 

Think about who is fighting for your attention?

Ask yourself this… Who is winning? 

I believe distractions are one of our modern day enemies.  It’s our job to figure out which ones are taking us away from what we want most and do something about it. 

Those who can narrow in and focus, on what they really want and find proactive ways to let go of distractions will win in the end.  

I love reading this quote... 

"And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this! And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back , put it on your heart and say, “No.  This is what’s important.” - Ian Thomas.

 

2. Perfectionism 

Waiting for the perfect moment, that never seems to come. Or maybe not putting something out into the world because you’re endlessly making tweaks and edits, being too critical or wanting things to be perfect.  

I’ve struggled with this one too. Sometimes high performers or high achievers find themselves struggling with perfectionism.

Don’t be too hard on yourself or beat yourself up if something isn’t perfect.  Yes, it’s great to have high standards, strive for excellence and do your best, but beware of the trap of perfectionism.  They are two separate things.

Perfectionism is not helpful.  Focusing on your progress, instead, feels good, and gets you much further.  Stick with progress, not perfection.  Try instead to embrace the idea of taking imperfect action, in the right direction.  You'll get so much further and feel so much better. 

 

3. Self-sabotage

This sneaky little thing can stop you right in your tracks. 

It’s when you start to derail yourself, or avoid reaching for what you really want, maybe a goal or outcome, and instead, end up shooting yourself in the foot, so you don’t reach it and it doesn’t happen.  You fumble. You drop the ball. You get yourself stuck and find yourself giving up. We do this consciously or subconsciously.  

Let me share an example:

Maybe you want to launch a new idea or project. Or maybe you want to go bigger on an already existing idea.  You have inspiration flowing, you know it’s lighting you up and you’re excited for the possibilities and the impact you could make with it.  

You know you’re onto something.  You can feel a rush of creativity and you feel excited.  

But then, you start to come up with excuses for why it wouldn’t work.  Maybe you keep pushing back the dates or missing the deadlines to make it happen.  You do things that push you further away or maybe find yourself dabbling in distractions or poor habits that derail you.  

All of a sudden, your great idea starts to feel like it’s getting buried in a dark hole, never to see the light of day.  

Does this sound familiar? Ever had that happen?  I’ve been guilty of this. 

Self sabotage can be tricky because if you’re not aware of what’s happening, you might find yourself getting stuck or sidetracked all because of you! Maybe this is through procrastination, feeling defeated or avoiding something.  Self sabotaging your success is sometimes rooted in the fear of failure.  

By being aware of and letting go of what’s sabotaging you, you’ll see things head in the right direction and shift in a bigger way.  That’s why letting go of it is something you need to do right now.

Imagine how things could be different if you let go of these 3 things right now, self sabotage, perfectionism or distractions? What would change for you?

Let me know, I’d love to hear. 

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