- The takeaway from this episode is … you will have an understanding of what is necessary before you can let go.
- Here’s what this will do for you … it will give you a new sense of freedom.
- Here’s what I want you to do with it … with this new sense of freedom we want you to apply it to all your decision-making.
You can’t contribute beyond yourself when all you’re consumed with is yourself.
Have you ever thought about something that you own that really owns you because of a poor purchase decision? It was something you just had to have that you believed would make your life better. Now, you relive the agony of that purchase at least once a month when it’s time to pay that credit card bill for something you really didn’t need and can’t get anything for it now.
Our question to you is, “what would it feel like if you didn’t have all those things you now regret buying? How much more freedom would you have in your life? How much stress would be release by dealing with the burden once and for all?” We want you to feel that. We want you to know that you cannot contribute beyond yourself until you are willing to let go of the stuff that weighs you down like an anchor.
Think about why almost everybody has a job; they need money to pay their bills. Most people will give you that answer when you ask them why they work. Hardly anyone will tell you that they work because they love what they do. These people who love what they do are appreciated, and their contribution makes a difference in the world. It just so happens that it also provides them with the money they need to pay their basic bills and some leftover each month. This person doesn’t have the stress on them resulting from mindless consumption because nothing is missing from their life.
Unfortunately, most people are not in this position, they are burdened with debt, stress, and worry. Rather than slowing their life down, so they could see the real problem, they focus on working harder hoping their health will hold up to keep this all going. There are also those unforeseen emergencies that show up unexpectedly like a pandemic and you lose your job, or business, along with your freedoms.
These uncertain times do not warrant doing things the way you have in the past.
So, what are you willing to let go of in order to bring your stress down? Are you willing to let go of all the things that burden you? Do you even know where to start?
The first thing you must do is stop chasing things to fill the void. In fact, you must go into this void to discover what’s missing. It’s a place where you become brutally honest with yourself about what’s working and what’s missing. This is not hard, but it will require that you slow down so you can have this overdue conversation with yourself.
In the end, you want to say, “I followed my heart by doing my part to contribute to others and the world … because I was able to control my ego.
CALL TO ACTION:
Take a look at all the things that no longer serve you and start eliminating them one by one.
Think every day about how to release the burdens in your life.
When you decide you don’t want to feel like that anymore make an action plan about how you are going to let it go and start feeling better about your life.
HOW IT WORKS: The conversation with yourself will expose your ego first. Once you see how your ego has dominated your personality and decisions you are halfway there! Your ego is not bad, it’s just doing its job by attempting to rescue you from your fears. Fear that you won’t have enough, fear that you’re not good enough, fear of being alone. If these fears did not exist your ego wouldn’t have to work so hard. Do you really need all that protection? This is what it’s like when you feel disconnected – disconnected from the source. So, have that overdue conversation with yourself. Dedicate 15 minutes daily to write in your journal about what you need to understand and overcome, so you have the capacity to contribute beyond yourself. Your ego will thank you for doing this! ~ Linda Deir