Every once in awhile, it is good to clean up and clean out and allow fresh air in.
Learning to make good decisions involves insight and gaining wisdom into life itself and who you are as a person. The good, the not so great and everything in between. It requires an honest assessment of you and the life you are leading.
We discussed these ideas of letting go so you can grow and how it applies to the people in your life.
I want to go more into this and follow up with a little challenge – we are going to do a little mental spring cleaning.
The first thing to start cleaning is your mindset followed by the other aspects of your life.
If you want to gain wisdom –
you must seek out new knowledge, experiences and opportunities. You have to (at least for a set time each day/week) remove yourself from the people currently in your life, and expose and surround yourself by people who are wiser.
If you want to improve your health –
you must seek out those who are fit and healthy and follow their guidance. You must let go of the need to hang out with those who are also unhealthy, overweight, unfit because it makes you momentarily feel better.
If you want to improve your career –
you must seek out opportunities to meet people who are doing what you want to do at the level you’d like to reach. This means overcoming fears, insecurities, doubts and spending less time with those who are not as focused on improving their careers.
If you want to improve your finances –
you must seek out people who have their heads on straight, their life in order and their money working well for them. You will have to ask for guidance and mentorship so you can learn and improve your financial state. This means changing your mindset from poverty to abundance, learning about money and abundance, and reducing the amount of time you spend with those who will not or cannot handle money well.
If you want your relationships –
to be meaningful, healthy and strong, you must develop the ability to communicate well, set boundaries, and value your worth as a person. This requires letting some people in your life stay behind as you evolve and welcoming in new people who are part of your journey. It involves understanding that we are not meant to take people with us the whole length of our journey.
Carry this with you:
Mindset is everything.
Everything in your life has originated from your thoughts and decisions even if you are unable to trace back the connections.
What we decide to allow in our lives and exclude from our lives directly correlates with the results we will experience in our life.
What you surround yourself with and allow in is what you will become and so long as you cling to that which is currently in your life (and who you currently are) your life will never change or improve.
This topic is something I discuss in my books and workshops and it came to me to include it in my blog as social media and society at this time is filled with such overindulging dramatization.
My challenge for you is this:
Can you turn off your phone and for how long? Can you turn off the tv (news) and for how long? Can you stop hanging out with those who are loud, chaotic and over dramatic?
Now this is not saying avoid doing your business work, or to become dis-informed nor do we need to be rude to our friends. It is more of a personal choice and challenge.
I encourage you to also shut off social media for a few days this week, maybe for a whole week if you can.
See if you can notice a shift in your energy, mentally, emotionally and physically as you shift the volume coming in from loud and crazy to calm and quiet.
If you can do this even for a day you will realize just how hooked you are on the chaotic states of the world. The thing is you can decide at any time to get off that train. You can decide to choose and embrace peace, calm and quiet.
Tuning out others who are living imbalanced and in a state of chaos will open up your life to that which is positive, collected and good.
Good luck! Let me know how this challenge went for you. I know it’s not easy but it feels amazing when you do it.
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