How can you discover who you can be, if you are constantly reminded of who you used to be?
One of the first steps one must take in becoming the person you want to be, is to let go of the person you used to be. And it starts with possessions.
Possessions do possess us and all of those mementos of “remember when?” only serve to keep you there. How can you possibly discover who you can be, if you are constantly reminded of who you used to be?
Possessions not only prevent you from seeing the possibility of who you can be, but they slyly blind you to even being aware that you are no longer the person you used to be. Do yourself a great, big, free, relieving, releasing favor and just get rid of it. Dump the souvenirs and don’t buy any more.
People. This is the most difficult to accept and to do. Getting rid of people who know you only as you used to like, you used to say… Those people will not only cause you to feel bad about no longer liking what you used to like and guilty for not saying the things you feel you should say, they prevent you from ever saying the things you want to say and doing the things you yearn to do.
People do come into our lives for a reason, but that doesn’t mean that we need to keep them around, like we would possessions. You do change, and if you don’t believe me, try maintaining a conversation with your high school friend on Facebook.
If you’re holding onto a memory, a photo of the person you once were; a slimmer you, a prettier you, a you with a full-head-of-hair, know that, that person is gone. Work on the person you can be and want to be. Unless you are *ready* to do that, you will always find yourself looking back and comparing. You will NEVER be that person. Ever.