As what many would call a bonafide control freak, I have a hard time letting things go. I tie myself to the good and the bad. Whether it be a vacation that has ended or an argument that needs to be put to bed, I have a hard time disconnecting myself from my experiences. It is exhausting for me and for those, I am closest to.
Over the years, I have relieved myself slightly from these antics, by practicing many different tactics. Recently the clearest message of all came about. I heard a speech about a particular successful person and what he has done to be successful. His key to success? He wakes up in the morning and goes to bed at night. He does not stress about things he needs to accomplish, what he did not do, or how he will get to the next step. Instead, he lets go and with great faith, lets what is meant to happen, happen. It is not to be considered this man just sat on his couch and waited for a miracle. He followed his heart and did what he felt to be right every single day. He believed he had a path already created and meant to follow, he was not able to control what did or did not happen. He lived by the grace of his creation and knew he had a purpose, and the purpose came about naturally providing him with great success.
I have stopped stressing about life (well mostly) and instead have given my control away. Doing my best every day, living with intention, having faith, and accepting where I am has alleviated a lot of the negativity weighing on my shoulders. I am the happiest I have ever been and every single day I am given signs I am on the right path. It is amazing and freeing.
Funny enough, I wrote this entire post on Sunday night, and Monday morning I had this article titled “20 Things You Gradually Learn As You Let Go Of The Uncontrollable”, appear in my inbox. Again, a sign I am on the right path.
So go ahead and let it go, give your control away and see that the journey leads you to incredible places.