Have you ever had a favorite piece of clothing or shoes that you just couldn’t part with? This winter my favorite pair of boots fell apart. Literally fell apart. They hadn’t lost their comfort factor, the tread was a bit worn down, they still kept my feet warm, well the parts that aren’t wet, I know its time for a new pair but I was resisting this change.
It got me thinking about how we hold onto beliefs about ourselves, our friends and family or things that govern our lives. When we hold onto something for so long we become comfortable, can't even imagine life without being “this” way. We do everything we can to hang on, even when it no longer serves us. Just like my boots we need to exam whether what we believe or act upon is still the best for us. Sometimes that means taking a whole new approach to how we do something or letting a friendships go that isn’t supportive to allow for further growth or recognize a behavior that isn’t getting results anymore.
So I examined my old boots, holes at the seams, tread wore down and came to the conclusion they are not protecting me as they were designed to do. It was time to let them go and find a new pair that will protect me, keep me warm and safe from the winter elements. It is hard to let go of a favorite pair of boots, imagine what a long held belief, which helped form you, will be like to let go of.
What are you holding onto that you realize no longer serves you? What have you learned that challenges behaviors and beliefs that you have long held?
If you are ready to let go of or examine what is not protecting, serving you or adding value to your life, connect with me and I will help you discover or rediscover who you are, where you want to be and how you want to show up! Life is Now…Tap in!