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Learning to let go

nesslabs.com

Ann Landers

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”

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Exercising emotional agility is one of the most useful ways to let go of past events that are stopping you from moving on. It consists of:

  • Connection. Talking it out with someone you feel safe around. Share your experience and your feelings.
  • Contrib...

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Letting go of the illusion of control

We need to give control to get control.

This means giving people (the people you love, your employees, even yourself) the flexibility to experience with the rules. Instead of a rigid framework, define one with key principles.

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  • Because they have sentimental value. This value can come from past experiences or future expectations.
  • Because we are scared to be wasteful. Maybe we think that an object could be needed again in the future, or we feel guilty about the money we spe...

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Learning to let go of things is about reflecting on the real value of your belongings and letting go of the unnecessary ones.

  • Start the process of getting rid of stuff progressively: begin with the easy ones - items you don’t even remember what they ...

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“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”

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Learning to let go of people is not always a negative experience. You can use it an opportunity for personal growth.

  • Let yourself feel all the range of emotions the relationship brings about.
  • Take time to reflect: What did you learn from...

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Sometimes, specific goals can limit your learning opportunities.

Keep a bit of space in your life for discovery, for doing things just for the sake of it.

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