The Power of Walking Away
When we talk about success and fulfillment in life we often look first at what we need to move towards, and the habits that we need to build. But equally as important is knowing what it is that we need to move away from. There are so many things in life that you must avoid, and there are things that are seriously holding you back from the life that you want. The wise person will know which things to seek, and which things to avoid. Take your finances, for example. To handle your finances successfully you’ll need to learn good spending habits, but you must not ignore those habits that you’ll need to end, like spending beyond your means, spending on impulse buys, and buying liabilities.
I would argue that in life it’s not what you do, but what you choose not to do that makes the biggest impact. For example, in your relationships it’s so important that you decide on the type of people who you want to stay away from. If you’re serious about success and happiness then you’ll learn to stay away from negative, toxic people and relationships. If you will stay away from the people who bring you down and stress you out then you’ll make room in your life for the people who will uplift you and take you to a whole new level. See, the truth is that walking away from what is wrong is the same as walking towards what is right. Moving away from the problem is the same as moving toward the solution.
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in life, feeling as though there is no way out of the situation that we’ve found ourselves in. The best way to find control in this situation is not to add more to your life, but to remove what you can. The best solution is not addition, but subtraction. Many of the problems and stresses that people face today are a direct result of the over-complication of their lives, and removing clutter is the ultimate solution.
I want you to take a long, hard look at your life, and find out what it is that you need to leave behind. What are the habits that are holding you back? What are the meaningless activities that are clogging up your time? Who are the people who are pulling you down? What are the things that are making you stressed? As you decide to remove what you can, and walk away from the people and habits that are imprisoning you, I know that you’ll be welcomed into a whole new world. Don’t be afraid of what will come when you let go; that’s not for you to know right now. But have faith that new opportunities will present themselves, and more empowering people will enter your life. This will be the natural order of events, and when it happens you will thank yourself for having the foresight to give up on the things that were holding you back.