Walk Away from What Matters Most
Every fresh start or new beginning is triggered by walking away from something that is in your present.
Staying stuck and living beneath your potential is not where you want to be. Living an authentic life provides you with indescribable peace, freedom, and confidence. Who wouldn't want that kind of life?
But we fall short of attaining it because we refuse to, or convince ourselves that we cannot, walk away from what matters most in our present.
Loyalty is a desirable trait in a friend. Believing that your best friend, lover, or confidante will always be there for you and have your back is the glue that holds a relationship together.
But can I tell you something? Not everyone is worthy of your loyalty!
giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution.
Walking away from people and things that we think really matter is HARD. We convince ourselves "I can't live without....." (fill in the blank). And this thinking keeps us stuck in situations that don't serve who we are or where we are going.
There are several times in my life that I had those "crucible moments."
Crucibles are little dishes used in a laboratory. They are used as containers for material that needs to be exposed to extreme temperatures for the sole purpose of "burning away" the material that you don't want. What is left behind is a residue that contains elements of interest to the chemist.
The unnecessary and irrelevant are burned away during the process of exposure to heat.
A crucible moment in your life is one where you make a firm decision to do away with anything in your life that is not related to your DESTINY. You only keep what matters most in your life.
These cleansing moments don't just happen. And they don't come without tears, pain, and a feelings of anxiety. Being exposed to "extreme heat" is not a pretty sight.
But this process is totally necessary to get clarity on Living Your Unique.
I have had to walk away from people that I swore to love forever. I had to leave situations to which I had formed a deep connection. What I know now that I didn't exactly know then is this: walking away from what I thought mattered most at the time was the entry point to my next level in life.
I am NOT advocating that you walk away from your commitments. What I am saying is that you may need to reevaluate what "committed" means.
In my walking away, I found that some people and situations were best served by "loving from a distance." Walking away gave me time to clear my head and get my priorities in order.
Don't stay stuck another minute in a relationship going nowhere, a job you hate, or an organization that does not value you!
It is time for you to look at your life, where you want to go, and make a decision for YOU.
Walking away from what matters most requires grit, determination, and strength.
Look at Oprah's crucible moment when she walked away from the successful Oprah show:
And this was the signal to the beginning of what we know now as the "O Network."
Yes, sometimes you need to walk away.
Be of good courage. Take this tag line from one of my favorite authors:
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Choose wisely. And know that I am cheering for you!