Letting Go

Being the Type A personality I am, one of the hardest things for me to do is to “Let Go”.  Why is letting go such an important thing?

For the small business owner, if you don’t let go, you’ll never grow your business.  For the parent, if you don’t let go, your child will never learn, grow, mature, or be independent.  For the software developer, if you don’t let go, you’ll never finish your product.  But most importantly, if you don’t let go, you’ll never move on, stuck in the same spot.

The following quote was written by an unknown author and was given to me by a friend.  I think it’s an extremely important lesson and I hope it helps you in your life.

Let Go and Let God To “let go” does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.
To “let go” is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization I can’t control another.
To “let go” is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences.
To “let go” is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.
To “let go” is not to try to change or blame another; it’s to make the most of myself.
To “let go” is not to care for, but to care about.

To “let go” is not to fix, but to be supportive.
To “let go” is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.
To “let go” is not to be in the middle arranging the outcomes but to allow others to affect their own destinies.
To “let go” is not to be protective; it’s to permit another to face reality.
To “let go” is not to deny, but to accept.
To “let go” it not to nag, scold or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings, and correct them.
To “let go” is not to adjust everything to my desires but to take each day as it comes, and cherish myself in it.
To “let go” is not to criticize and regulate anybody but to try to become what I dream I can be.
To “let go” is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
To “let go” is to fear less, and love more.

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Randy is an entrepreneur, software developer, amateur photographer, speaker and influencer.

Bentonville, Arkansas http://thesaltykorean.com