We often stubbornly cling to habits within stressful situations or surroundings not because they are comfortable, but because they are familiar. Choosing to stay stuck means you don’t have to change. Or try something new and risk being disappointed.
“If you want to fly and move on to better things,” insists Marc Chernoff. “You have to give up the things that weigh you down.”
Marc admits that is easier said than done. He describes what you must be willing to give up and release before you can move forward:
- Let go of your concern about what other people think of you.
- Let go of shame of past failures.
- Let go of indecisiveness about what you want.
- Let go of procrastination.
- Let go of excuses.
- Let go of criticism and complaining.
Stop beating yourself for what you did not do or know or see coming. Unless you forgive yourself for past mistakes or decisions, you cannot move forward.
Present circumstances are temporary. Challenges that seem like obstacles often open doors to opportunities that lead from the uncomfortableness of where you are to where you want to go. Put one foot in front of the other.
Trust your inner voice and your seasoned experiences to show you how to get there.
What tips and advice have you received in the past that helped you move forward?
Not sure how to move forward? Try these steps from What to Do Next When You Don’t Know What to Do.
Discover ways to lift your spirits and rock an optimistic attitude with tips from 8 Ways to Feel More Positive.
Get clear about your values and direction with suggestions from Write a Personal Purpose Statement.
Have some fun with these creative steps to Create an Awesome Vision Board.