"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.
--Tao Te Ching
Too many times in life I have clung to what I already was. I fought to find the consistency in the world and to prevent what might happen next. I held onto bad people in my life because I at least knew who they were and what to expect. I held onto bad situations in my life because I at least knew what was going to happen every day, even if it wasn't good.
The number of times that I have seen people live back in their high-school glory, or back in their college days when those days are long gone is mind-boggling. They remember the way things were back then and want to be there instead of here. They wish for one more chance to that version of great. But that isn't the way that we were designed. We were designed learn from the past, live in the present, and work for the future. We were designed to live in a continuous state of "becoming."
We are who we are and where we are because of the choices that we have made. In order to let go of that version and allow the new and improved model to exist, we will have to open ourselves to the possibilities of the future. We have to allow ourselves to learn and grow and become. One of the reasons that it is difficult for me to go back to high school reunions is that the person that existed in the 80's doesn't exist anymore. I can pinpoint some very distinct times in my life where I became more of who I might be by letting go of all that I was.
What potential is resting dormant inside of you? Who is it that you might be if you were to live fully into your potential, letting go of your current restrictions? I don't know who it is that exists inside of you, but I bet that person has a lot to offer!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
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Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.