Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better.
~ Charles Haanel
We have goals and dreams because we want to feel better, make a bigger impact, experience better and more fulfilling relationships, attain financial freedom, explore the world and travel, and share our talents in our unique way.
In other words, we want to live fully, live passionately, and live freely.
But we are also very reluctant to let go of what we currently have. Refusing to let go of the things – whether those are ideas or physical things – is actually a belief in lack and not-enoughness.
Think about it.
Let’s say I want a new sofa. As long as my current sofa is functional, I’m not overly inspired or motivated to buy a new one. Or maybe I’ll try and sell my old one first. Why can’t I just donate it or give it to someone who needs it….for free?
The idea of squeezing money out of every little thing tends to keep us limited in our financial thinking. We tell ourselves that it’s good business. We tell ourselves that we paid so much money for it and we don’t want to throw that away. What if we could just be generous instead?
Don’t get me wrong, bartering, selling things on eBay, and having garage sales are fine and dandy. I’ve done it myself. As a matter of fact, I have a few things in my garage right now that I want to sell on eBay. Nice things. Things I paid a fair amount of money for. Collectible things.
Couldn’t I just donate them to charity or see if someone I know would like them? OMG!! I’d be throwing away money! Well, the money I spent for these items was spent over 20 years ago. It is long gone. Hasta la vista.
So my motivation for selling these things is to recoup some of the money spent years ago. Lack thinking. Maybe it would bring me more joy to find someone I know who would LOVE the collector’s plates and original artwork I want to sell.
I want to grow. I want a larger income. I want to make a bigger impact.
But I will not be growing in either income or impact if I don’t let go of my small thinking. It’s that simple (in theory, at least – a little more challenging in practice.)
I’ve had a daily gratitude practice for years where I review my day just before I fall asleep and find at least three things to be grateful for. It’s a great way to fall asleep and I wake up with a sense of contentment.
But for the past several weeks, I’ve added to this practice. I make sure to review the ways I am letting go of my limiting ideas.
And I see progress in my thinking.
I’m not a multi-millionaire (yet); I’m not speaking to thousands (yet, see my video here); but I’m growing step-by-step and day-by-day, just like you.
Step one: exchange the old for the new.
If you need some help in figuring out that step, let’s chat.
Until next time....
Have some fun, stay aware, and rock on!
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Janet is an effective 'Belief Change Expert' who helps clients go from Overwhelm to Overjoyed, from Confusion to Clarity, and from Surviving to Thriving. Whether you want to grow your business or grow your self-esteem, Janet helps people believe in their own potential and transform their dreams into fulfilling, inspired, and prosperous realities. Janet can help you get the rapid results you are looking for.
Janet Kingsley is an effective 'Belief Change Expert' who helps clients transform frustration to focus, confusion to clarity, and self-doubt to self-confidence.