Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard the song from the Disney movie Frozen called “Let it Go“.
This song is extremely empowering even for us big kids who so easily can get stuck in the rat race.
During the song, the character Elsa begins to transform from someone living in her own shadow to someone who embraces her God given uniqueness.
One reason Elsa is able to begin her transformation is because she is far from her day to day environment. This gives her time to think and dream. While Elsa is a fictional character she represents how we can so easily get stuck going through the motions of life rather than living.
Why not step into Elsa’s shoes and learn how to “let it go” on your terms?
Step 1, Confusion:“The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside”
She is confused with the mix of emotions inside her heart and head. She is overwhelmed by others’ expectations. She is conflicted that she is not who they want her to be.
Step 2, Self-Realization:“Couldn’t keep it in heaven knows I tried”.
She is realizing that this is who she is. She is learning to embrace herself. She is no longer able to pretend to be someone she’s not.
Step 3, Fear:“Don’t let them in. Don’t let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be”.
She has a deep seeded fear of being known and of being vulnerable. That who she is, is neither “good” or acceptable.
Step 4, Claiming Your Identity:“Well now they know”
She has decided to face the fear and be who she is. She simply can’t hide it anymore. The real her has been revealed.
Step 5, Freedom:“Let it go. Let it go. Can’t hold it back anymore”
She has set herself free to start letting go. Letting go of the lies about who she is and who she was meant to be. She is free.
Step 6, Empowerment:“Turn away and slam that door”
Not only is she free but she is empowered. She is slamming the door on who others think she should be and that chapter of her life. She is ready to move on. Ready to dream.
Step 7, Confidence:“I don’t care what they’re going to say”
She knows that things won’t be easy. She is wise and knows that others may still think that she is odd and different but she is prepared. She says “game on”.
While it takes little time to learn these steps to “let it go” applying it to your life is always the hard part. These self-realizations are not top of mind but buried within you. That is why I invite you dig, within your heart and head, by purchasing and reading this book today “The Birth of a Dream Catalyst: Unlocking the Dream from Within”. It will help you uncover some of the WHY behind your inability to “let it go”.