Here is a hard truth. No one, and I mean NO ONE, is attached to the sweat and tears you put in to get to where you are to do.
What does that mean?
It means if the system that you’ve been working in, if the dream you’ve been pursuing, and if the path you have been following aren’t working, you may be the last one to realize it. To be successful you have to let go of the past. You have to be able to identify what is and isn’t working and you MUST remove the emotional attachment to the plan you had in place.
Give yourself permission to change plans. I don’t mean let go of your dream, instead realize that there is more than one path to success and acquire the ability to acknowledge that the path you are on may, in fact, be leading you the wrong way.
If something isn’t working have the courage to change it!
You must let go of damaging beliefs but in order to do that you have to be able to identify them. Do you know what triggers your emotional responses? Are you letting the need for approval, fairness, and your wants to get in the way of rational thinking? Are you holding on so tightly to the past that you can no longer see other options?
Instead of focusing on what you cannot control in the situation, begin to focus on what you can control. Obviously, you can’t go backwards and redo the path you were on. We can only move forward in life. There are only a few things you have 100% control over. You are the only on in the driver seat when it comes to you and your responses. Learn to control you, to control your responses, and to control your mindset. Develop the skills and discipline to be the CEO of YOU.
Don’t cling so tightly to the past that it damages your future success. Stop worrying about how far you’ve come to get to this point. That’s the wrong place to be making good decisions from. Sometimes you have to scrap a plan to create a better one. Don’t become so attached to the plan that you forget the actual goal. Learn to let go.