“Letting go means to realize that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli
One of my favorite television channels is National Geographic. Watching how animals relate in their natural abode can be exciting and educative.
Recently, I observed a hyena in hot chase of a fox that had stolen a kill by the hyena. Due to the weight of the loot, the fox couldn’t run fast, and it was apparent the hyena was going to catch up with fox.
What to do? The fox dropped the loot, increased its speed, and escaped. Soon as the hyena saw that its kill was lost, stopped the chase, picked up its kill, and sauntered off majestically to settle for a great meal.
Two great lessons here for human folk: the commonsense to let go of burdens, especially when the weight slows you down dangerously.
Examine yourself, my friend, what baggage are you carrying into this new day? What’s slowing you down from achieving your goals?
Secondly, when you drop off your baggage, you are freed from the danger of being consumed by your luggage. Learn from the fox.
So, just as trees shed their leaves during the dry season to conserve food, so must you offload your baggage if you must grow.