As Elsa from Frozen sings in the acclaimed Disney Movie, Frozen… “Let it Go!” Each year on New Year’s Eve I have a tradition of writing down all the things I want to let go of from the prior year. My list includes regrets; things I didn’t do that I said I would do; mistakes; disappoints; frustrations; and limiting beliefs. It also includes the wins; accomplishments and successes for the year. It is an opportunity to close a chapter and create a “launching off point”. Letting it all go is akin to jumping off the high wire – you have to let go of the first bar before you can reach the next one.
So I wrote my list, and then I burnt it. What a great opportunity to hit the “reset” button.
As you are moving into 2015, what can you let go of? Take five minutes right now and write down all the things you want to let go of from 2014 – it doesn’t have to be complete sentences, just words that capture the essence is fine. Then burn it. Let it go. Done? Great – you just hit the “reset” button on your life. Next week I’ll talk about planning for 2015. For now – enjoy the freedom of this “new moment in time.”
Have an extraordinary day!