Feeling stuck? Confused? Weighed down with worry? If you’re like most people, you’re probably asking yourself the wrong question. And wondering why you’re not making progress.
Try this. Stop wondering: “What should I do?“ and start asking yourself: “What do I need to let go of?”
Letting Go is a powerful strategy few people fully appreciate. When you pinpoint what’s holding you back, and are willing to let it go, miracles occur. But be warned. The very thing you need to let go of will be the very thing you’re most afraid to give up.
Here’s an example of what can happen when you ask yourself this powerful question.
Dee called me, desperate to get out of debt. As we talked, it became apparent. Dee’s house was more than she could afford. But she couldn’t bear to let it go.
Her home was her sanctuary, a quiet retreat, tucked away in a leafy, little village, worlds away a from all the hustle-bustle of the big city. She never locked her doors. Her closest friends were her neighbors. How could she ever let it go?
Yet it was painfully clear—her best way out of debt was to sell. It broke her heart, but it was the right thing to do. The moment she made the decision to sell, the miracles began.
She’d just sat down to write a newspaper ad when there was a knock on the door. A man introduced himself as the father of her next-door neighbor. He wondered if, by any chance, she’d consider selling her house.
Dee’s jaw dropped, but she kept her cool. They closed the deal that very day, for $15,000 above what would’ve been her asking price. And the man paid cash (yes, a big wad of cash, which went to her creditors and the rest into savings)
Dee misses her house, but the relief in her voice was palpable. In fact, she was surprisingly excited about the houses available in her price range.
Let Dee’s experience inspire you. Letting go creates space for something better to come.
What do you need to let go of? Are you ready to take the leap and watch what happens? Leave me a comment below.