Free to Win

This month the topic I’m spending extra time considering personally and here with you is letting go. Letting go can be scary because it creates more opportunities for unknown variables entering into our carefully calculated lives. Most of us go through our days planning things so carefully because we’re overbooked or scared to fail or need the illusion of control because we feel so out of control in the rest of our lives. Letting go also creates the necessary opportunity for great things to enter our lives, blessings that we would not have otherwise encountered.

You’ve heard the saying about feeling the fear and doing something anyway, right? Just like military leaders when they went out to fight wars, just like a sports team takes the field, just like a business owner enters into a negotiation you need to take the brave step into the unknown in your life. You won’t get it right all the time, and sometimes letting go isn’t what you should have done. But what the military leaders, sports teams and business owners have learned is that you don’t have to win 100% of the time to still achieve your end goal.

I’ve learned that sometimes the best thing you can do is come at a problem or situation from a different angle. Yes, seeing things from a different perspective allows you to get a better handle on the situation, but it also may reveal an even better way to accomplish your goal, or just a different one that you didn’t consider that will work just as well.

Don’t assume that because your first choice isn’t an option you’re out of luck. Let go of the need to be right all the time, on the first try and in all situations in your life, and work towards the big goals that get buried under the little details.

“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” Donald Trump


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