Letting Go

October 10, 2017

Letting Go

Do you find yourself unable to work toward your future because you’re hung up on your past? This feeling is occurring because you’ve hit a plateau when it comes to personal growth.

Are you perhaps fixating on things from the past that could be limiting your potential for growth? The art of letting go is not a topic that’s discussed often in our lives, but it should be. There are many factors that cause us to hold onto things that no longer serve us. Fear, insecurities and uncertainty can all cause a lack of growth which hinders our ability to thrive. No matter how big a burden you’re carrying from your past, there are ways to move toward your goals and let go of your doubts.

How to let go


The first step in letting go is acknowledging the issue that’s holding you back. Identify the problem that’s keeping you from being the best possible you. Are you still recovering from a failed relationship? Have challenges presented themselves on your road to professional success? Perhaps you’ve obtained conventional success, yet you feel unfulfilled? Once you’ve identified the issue that’s hijacking your growth, it’s time to face it head on. Whether it’s calling a friend to apologize for past disagreements, forgiving yourself for actions not taken in your last relationship or failing to begin to work toward your new career goal, acknowledging the issue preventing you from moving forward in your life is the first step.

Once you’re able to address the issue at hand, you’ll be able to act on it and and take the actions that are required to let go. By working on and practicing how to let go, you’ll experience a vast improvement in the quality of your life – physically, mentally and emotionally.


Before you can move past what’s holding you back, you need to identify your motive. Motives matter, and you need to think about what’s driving you. Find a cause outside yourself that speaks to you – be it pursuing something better for your family, community or company.

After acknowledging your commitment to a bigger purpose, you will reconnect with your intentions and authenticity. When you’re the best version of yourself, you will be able to step into the future, instead of residing in the past.


Once you’ve singled out what’s holding you back, you’ll be able and ready to take the next step towards letting go. Moving on is easier than you think now that you know precisely what it is you need to overcome. However, it’s normal if you still feel unsure of yourself and don’t know the methods you ought to take to proceed. If the approaches you’ve taken in the past haven’t yielded the results you were seeking or if you’re having a difficult time identifying what’s holding you back, it might be time to explore Tony Robbins’ firewalk at Unleash The Power Within.

Tony Robbins’ firewalk is known around the world as a technique to aid and empower people to let go of the past and move forward to live an extraordinary life. On the first day of Unleash The Power Within, after attendees identify what’s holding them back and preventing them from living life to its fullest potential, participants are encouraged to partake in the firewalk, walking across a bed of hot coals. While it may sound like an impossible task, millions of people have accomplished the daring feat, and in doing so, have been able to release and let go.

While participating in the firewalk doesn’t guarantee or promise that one will experience personal growth or vast life improvements – personally, professionally or even in their relationships – it does instill a sense of fearlessness that will empower you take and make the necessary changes to enhance certain  areas or any aspect of your life you’re seeking to change.

The firewalk is more than an exercise – it’s a tool to teach people that they are capable of overcoming all challenges, doubts and any obstacles that come to light now and in the future.  You will cultivate the mindset of someone who is able to thrive in the present, instead of being stuck in the past. Ask yourself, are you ready to let go?

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