"A high-quality life has a lot more to do with what you remove from your life than what you add to it. Our lives change dramatically when we start letting go."
I wrote Working with Wisdom in 2006 and, since then, I've had the pleasure of presenting CRAVE Your Goals! and DESIGN Your Ideal Life! programs to thousands of professionals worldwide.
If you've read my book or ebooks or attended a talk, workshop or webinar, there's a good chance you applied a few of these strategies to enhance your life and work. You might have cleared out some physical clutter, created a vision board to make your goals more real, written in a gratitude journal to stay positive, or defined your life purpose.
This is the first in a ten-part series as a refresher or introduction to these powerful strategies. I hope it inspires you to go deeper with those you're already using and try some new ones to support your success. Each will include a call to action.
I'm starting with the first step in the CRAVE Your Goals! formula, Clean Out the Clutter.
Clutter distracts and confuses us. It drains our energy and keeps us from doing what's most important. It gets in the way of our dreams and our goals. There's a universal law that states: "The universe abhors a vacuum." When you clear out the clutter, you create the space for the infinite intelligence of the universe to fill it with what serves your highest good.
It could be the physical clutter of a messy workspace or overcrowded closet, the technical clutter of too many emails or your over-reliance on your smart phone, or the emotional clutter of toxic people or unnecessary obligations.
Call to Action:
- Identify an area of clutter that's getting in the way and holding you back.
- Write down the benefits of keeping that clutter and the benefits of letting it go. Hopefully the second list is bigger and more compelling!
- Make a plan. It could be setting aside a weekend morning to bag up the clothes that no longer fit your size or lifestyle and make a trip to Goodwill or it could be choosing to resign from a committee and perhaps recommend a replacement.
- Enjoy the clarity and energy you feel without that clutter weighing you down.
Share your experience or questions about this strategy on my Facebook page or reply back to me. I love hearing from you!
Download the CRAVE Your Goals! ebook here.
Next week: Raise Your Energy