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  • Writer's pictureamrita menon

To Grow, Start Letting Go

The most counterintuitive practice that will bring the biggest impact in your business and life

From being the person you were to becoming the person you want to be, you cannot take everything along. It’s important to reflect and identify what’s serving you, and let go of the things that don’t. It could mean letting go of your prized possessions, relationships, even your belief systems.

What It Means In Life

Letting go of your ego to make space for learning Learning comes with humility, and humility comes when you put your ego aside and have the heart to understand. It’s said that the greater your service, the greater your rewards. When you let go of your ego, you allow yourself to be of greater service.

Letting go of outcomes When you immerse yourself in the process rather than fixating on the outcome, you achieve your goals faster. It also gives you the ability to look at failures as breakthroughs and keep moving ahead.

Challenging your beliefs As you grow, some of your beliefs may stand the test of time, and some may prove otherwise. Try not to be rigid; be flexible. Retain the beliefs that serve your purpose, and let go of the ones that stand in the way.

What It Means In Business

Saying no to ‘good’ opportunities In your entrepreneurial journey, you’ll come across many opportunities that seem lucrative in the short term, but remember that you’re here to play the long game. Resist the urge to take any path that does not resonate with you. Resist the urge for instant gratification, praises and accolades. Keep your eye on your intention.

Letting go of the desire to control everything The leader’s challenge — letting go of control. To build something bigger than yourself, you’ll have to find like—minded people and trust them with your vision. This will require you to let go of the desire to control, and believe in your team’s ability to propel your vision.

Letting Go Of Entitlement

Let go of the mindset that you ‘must’ be heard and given way. Know that you aren’t entitled to success only because you put yourself out there. If you want it, you’ll have to make it happen.

By letting go, you make space for more. So keep chipping away to uncover your most authentic self

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