One of the benefits from our many years of work in the profession of psychology is that we appreciate earning our living by helping people. Another extraordinary benefit is that we gain much wisdom and insight from listening to the valuable lifetime perspectives of many thousands of clients over the past 22 years in our private practise.
Below we share four key insights drawn from the wisdom of others :
1. Let go of fearing what your intuition is telling you to do
Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. So don’t let fear shut you down; let it wake you up. Do one thing every day that scares you. The more that you act on your intuition fearlessly, the more your intuition will serve you. If you genuinely feel something, pay attention.
2. Let go of waiting for the stars to align
Remember, you don’t always need the perfect plan. Sometimes you just need to give it a try, let go, and see what happens. Just do the best you can until you know better. Once you know better, do better.
3. Let go of the need to get everything done at once
Keep going. True purpose has no time limit. True purpose has no deadline. Don’t stress and overwhelm yourself. Just do what you can right now.
4. Let go of the “all or nothing” mentality regarding success
Appreciate the grey area between the extremes of success and failure – the journey, the process, the path – what you’re learning, how you’re helping others learn too, and the growing process you allow yourself to participate in. And above all, never let success get to your head or failure get to your heart.