Imagine a majestic eagle or a fierce falcon flying high, fast, and free. Let’s say that, for whatever reason, this noble bird-of-prey lands nearby and without it even noticing, someone latches a 150-lb weight to one of its legs. How high will it fly now?
Most of us unknowingly, and sometimes willingly, drag or carry an invisible ball-and-chain with us wherever we go. Even though we may be used to it, because of that weight, we will never soar. We will never reach our full potential until we find a way to release and let go of that familiar, comfortable restraint.
What about you? What things, people, or situations act as your ball-and-chain restraint? Do any of the following hold you down or keep you from becoming who you truly desire to be?
- Unnecessary drama
- Caring too much about what others think
- Not taking care of yourself, mind, body, and spirit
- Past regrets
- Not taking responsibility for actions or dreams
- Laziness or procrastination
- Negative thoughts and attitudes
- Worry and anxiety
- Haters, and others who drag you down
- Etc, etc, etc
If you really want to live life to the fullest, to become the best version of you, and fulfill your destiny, you have to confront your restraining factors, and learn to let that shit go. And sometimes that might mean saying goodbye to “good” things and even a few well-meaning people in your life.
It’s that simple, and it’s that difficult. As I mentioned in previous posts on success and thought, real transformation begins in the mind, and sometimes, it will be uncomfortable, but it is also necessary…
Are you ready to soar? If so, what chains must you first release in order to find your freedom?
Let go, and soar on, my friends.