Everyone has clutter.
Emotional, physical and spiritual clutter fills our life. We have clutter in our garage, clutter crammed under beds, and clutter in our ”junk” drawer.
If we are honest with ourselves, we would admit that we also have clutter in our head and heart filling up our lives and keeping us from reaching our full potential.
Our potential is the seed of what we can become in the future. And our ability to declutter or life is directly connected to our ability to reach our potential.
The more baggage we carry through life, the heavier the weight of life. Imagine an Olympic runner trying to carry four full suitcases on their back while competing. They would be going nowhere fast.
We can’t reach our full potential and still carry the clutter of life.
Why do we continue to try to do both?
What you own can easily blind you to who you are and what you can be.” – Peter Walsh
For most of us, it’s not that we want to ignore our life clutter, it’s that we don’t always know how to address it.
One of the greatest questions I have learned to ask myself on a regular basis is what I have labeled “The freedom question”.
The freedom question is: “Why am I holding on to this?”
Asking “Why am I holding on to this” helps us to look inside and be honest with the clutter that fills our head, home and heart.
Do you have closets full of stuff? Ask: “ Why am I holding on tho this?
Bitterness and resentment in a relationship? Ask: “ Why am I holding on this?”
Negative thoughts and low self-esteem? Ask: “Why am I holding on to this?”
When we ask the freedom question, we are also asking another underlying question that goes much deeper: “Am I holding on to this or does this have a hold on me?”
What has a hold on you? What luggage are you carrying around? What answer comes to mind when you ask: “Why am I holding on to this?
I have a new free resource coming out titled: “How to overcome any obstacle and keep moving forward” in it, I share one of the most difficult obstacles I faced and how I overcame it. I was able to move forward because after I had asked this question, I took action. The freedom question gives you permission to address the clutter that we brush under our emotional, spiritual or physical rug.
Don’t allow life’s clutter to keep you from reaching your full potential.
Question:What is the very next step you can take to declutter that area of your head, home or heart? I would love to hear from you! Click the blue links to leave me a comment on my Facebook or Twitter.