“I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep…Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.” –The Journals Of May Sarton, Volume One
A new year equals new plans and goals and resolutions. A fresh start. Exciting!
But before you get to the new and to give yourself the best chance of success with those big plans, just make sure you’ve fully let go of the old.
If you’re having trouble, just say “Thank You.” Those old thoughts and ideas and sunk costs are a gift from your past self to your new self.