How to Let Go

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As we said, feeling bad is your signal to let go. Here is how to do it.

  • Acknowledge it to yourself: “This is me feeling bad about something.”
  • Acknowledge the unspecific cause: “I am seeing, thinking, or acting in a way that no longer works.”
  • Ask yourself, “What would work? What thought would feel better?”
  • Wait. You will get an answer. It may take from a few seconds to a minute. And it feels as if it is bubbling up from within or flying in from outside you.

Let go.

To your continued success,

Mike

What to Let Go

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How can you tell

  • When it is time to let go, and
  • What to let go?

At first, these appear to be difficult questions to answer. Our know ways of seeing, thinking, and acting seem so ingrained. It must be hard to discern what to keep and what to let go.

Oddly, it is easier than you might imagine to figure out when and what to let go. Just notice when something feels bad.

Ways of seeing, thinking, and acting that no longer work for you feel bad. Always.

Use how your body feels as a sophisticated, reliable, and accurate detector.

Let go.

To your continued success,

Mike

When NOT to Let Go

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Honestly, you can hold on to many of your old, known ways.

Plenty of your known ways are wonderful, useful, and in no need of adjustment.

Mundane known ways let you drive a car, eat with manners in the company of others,walk, negotiate complex contracts, or solve customers’ problems.

Take comfort knowing that letting go only refers to certain ways of seeing, thinking,and acting that are no longer working for you. Focus only on these and let go.

To your continued success,

Mike

Letting Go Can Seem Scary

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Letting go can seem scary, unfamiliar, and uncomfortable. That’s because we are so very used relying on our known ways to succeed.

To consider anything else seems silly,stupid, or dangerous.

We really want to keep using our known ways of seeing, thinking, and acting.

Let go.

To your continued success,

Mike

Why Let Go

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We believe that to succeed we must control, we must figure it out, we must act.

Problem is, our known ways to control, figure, and act are based on our habitual ways of seeing things.

We won’t see new, promising ways. We will only perpetuate old ways.

To the extent the old ways have stopped working we must let go. Suspend controlling , figuring, and acting to break the perceptual logjam.

Let go.

To your continued success,

Mike

Let Go

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Letting go of your current views about the world and about yourself is, frankly, scary. And letting go is essential if you are to have different, better results this time.

Let go.

To your continued success,

Mike