6 Tips to Let Go of the Old So You Can Step into Your Amazing “New”

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a Butterfly.”  ~Richard Bach

Have you ever felt in your life that you were living in a way that was “outdated” from the desires of your Spirit?   So often we have Visions of the new.  Our new life, our new business, yet we are holding on so tightly to the old there is no room for the new to enter or to take form.  It is like trying to drag along our old life with us when it just doesn’t fit anymore.  And this actually can block the new from being able to come into full form in our life.

This is why I regularly coach my clients to identify what needs to be released in order for them to uplevel  their life to align with their “New”, truest Vision.  This is a perfect time to be doing this.  Whether you have your 2017 goals clear or you are planning on setting those in the next few weeks—now is a perfect time to be releasing the old.

Here are 6 Tips to Let Go of the Old So You Can Step into Your Amazing “New”:

  1. A great first step is clearing out physical clutter.  I am always amazed when I lead a Workshop and we go over the clutter clearing exercise–physical clutter is the top form of clutter everyone has.  Related to your business, what are the business books, courses, cd’s that need to be released.  Maybe you have already learned and integrated what the material was teaching OR the material is now outdated.  In either case, be willing to let go of it–trusting this will open up a new space for new ideas, new Visions that match more where you are going.
  2. What activities in your life need to be released to make room for the new? It could be personally or professionally.  Is there an aspect of your business that you need to let go of to make room for the new direction you are going in?  Is there a social activity that doesn’t seem to fit you anymore and you need to say no to it to make space for one that is supportive of your new life direction?
  3. Are there people that need to be released that aren’t a match for where you are going?  Does your business or social circle need to shift to be more aligned with where you want to go? Do you need to let go of people who are negative and limited in their own Life Visions?  It doesn’t mean you have to fully let go of a person but maybe the amount of time that you spend with them needs to be adjusted.
  4. Are there behaviors of yours that need to be released for you to step into your highest Vision? Do you need to let go of your procrastination?  Do need to let go of your undercharging for your services?  Do you need to let go of some less than ideal clients to make room for your ideal clients? Do you need to stand up for yourself in your relationships to make sure you are treated in a way that is in alignment with a high valuing of you and your Vision?
  5. Do you need to let go of things in your environment that don’t match where you are going?  Do you live in a physical space that inspires you and allows you to grow?  Do the things around you match where you are going or represent more of where you were and who you were in the past?  I always laugh because over the years when I work with clients they often grow so quickly that they either end up  moving out of their home or need to do a major renovation to keep up with all of their growth!
  6. Do you need to let go of “old” perceptions and ideas of who you really are?  When we step into the new Visions in our Life and Business, we are stepping into a new identity of who we are.  Are you able to let go of the old ideas of who you really are, what you really deserve– so you can be more aligned with the NEW that you are bringing forth in your life?

It can take a great deal of courage to release what you have known, the comfort of old patterns, ways of being and self-identity.  But as you free yourself of these you are free to step into your Truest Spirit and Truest Vision—the person and life you are destined to be living now!

I would love to hear what you will be releasing so you can step into your NEW!!


5 Responses to 6 Tips to Let Go of the Old So You Can Step into Your Amazing “New”
  1. Stephanie Wellington, MD,CPC
    January 8, 2013 | 7:37 pm

    The shift I embrace for 2013 is seeing myself as I do in my visions, helping moms and dads with sick babies all over the world and release the boundaries I have imposed by serving only in my local hospital. Thank you for your words.

  2. dana dean
    January 12, 2013 | 8:04 pm

    hi shelley!
    great worksheet!
    i am leaving behind anger, resentment and thinking small!!
    i am bringing in:
    miracles every day
    thinking big!!
    my big vision
    my truest self
    consciously being joyful everyday !!!!!!!!!

  3. Sangita
    January 13, 2013 | 9:47 am

    Thank you Shelley, This is a great exercise and it is helping me to “shed” extra weight:) It feels like more I let go , more New is coming in my life for the highest good for all!! Happy and Healing 2013.

  4. Catherine Liska
    January 16, 2017 | 10:36 pm

    This is a very helpful list for me to read right now. THANK YOU!!! I’m finally feeling ready to take the plunge and release LOTS of old clutter and ways of being in relationships and your words are supporting my urge to do so.

  5. Nabilah Islam
    December 20, 2017 | 3:17 pm

    Love this post so much I’m reading it over and over. Really resonates with me especially at this time of the year!!! Thank you Shelley!!

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