Carry the bags or leave them at home?

All of us have aspirations to be the best we can be. Some work really hard to achieve it, while others sit back and expect it to just magically come their way. For both the desire is there, but the willpower to make it happen lies within us at varying degrees. However, the one thing that we all have in common is that the only way to truly fly is to give up those things that are keeping us from achieving the best that our life path has to offer.

Throughout our lives we encounter unmeasurable trials and tribulations as we navigate the path that our life presents to us. How we deal with those trials and tribulations ultimately determines the course the next part of that path will take. If we use failures as learning tools and stepping stones, the next path may be brighter. If we continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over again, we find ourselves in a never ending loop that seems endless. Holding on to the baggage and all that weighs us down only keeps us from realizing our ultimate potential.

Anyone who says they always learn from their mistakes is probably not being very honest. Those mistakes can rear their heads in different ways that we never even imagined. When they do, there is often no one better at beating us up than the beating that we give to ourselves. The issue with that is that the time we spend being hard on ourselves only gives more opportunity for us to increase the weight that we bear, rather than let it go and find our true self.

Letting go of the past is difficult and facing an unknown future can often be scary. When we face that future without all the baggage that is holding us down, the chance that we are going to find our way down a better life path gets that much easier. Imagine walking a mile carrying five suitcases and walking a mile with none. Leaving those suitcases at home is our best chance that we truly learn to fly.

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