As I get older, I start to realize that the things that used to be important to me are not the most important any more. Funny how that happens.
Growing up, I felt that I had to control many things in my life. I never took a risk! Maybe that is why I became a volunteer Firefighter for 6 years, maybe that is why I became an umpire. I don’t know. However, all I know is that at that time in my life, control served a purpose.
As of now, Control does not serve any purpose. What is it doing to me? CONTROL is STRESSING ME OUT! It is creating a spare tire around my tummy, which I am not thrilled about. It is making me cranky, and very tired. Last week, I decided that I am going to let go! I am going to trust that where I work, everyone is doing what they need to do in their departments. I am going to trust my kids will make the right choices for themselves. I am going to trust my boyfriend is doing what he needs to do in order to live the life he wants to live.
I am giving up control and expectations. Now I know you might be thinking, expectations? Don’t you need some expectations in life? Yes, I believe you do! I believe it is okay to expect someone to treat you the way you think you deserve. That expectation I am not going to give up. My expectations that I will be giving up is the expectations of others and how they “should” act or “should” know. Sometimes my expectations can get me into trouble.
Since I have given up the control in some of my areas and also expectations, I feel lighter, more at peace, and I feel I can breathe. I did not realize how much pressure I was putting on myself.
So here is my challenge to you for this week… “What will you give up to create the life you want to live?”
Share your journey with me… I would love to hear.
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