Now is the Time to Feel Lighter
I recently returned from a wonderful few days away to Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada with a couple of friends. Besides seeing Niagara Falls from the Canadian side, we also visited a butterfly conservatory, tasted food and wine at several of the local wineries, and walked around a really cute town that was filled with beautiful and colorful flowers. Niagara-on-the-Lake is also where the Shaw Festival is held, and we went to a fun production of a play called “Enchanted April”.
When I got home, my wallet was filled with all sorts of papers not related to anything that I needed to carry with me. It was filled with receipts, ticket stubs, candy wrappers, etc. Were all these extraneous things necessary to stuff into my wallet? My vacation was a few short days, so for me, this was the best place to keep all these papers temporarily until I got home, emptied my wallet, filed what I needed to keep in their respective “homes”, and discarded the rest (I sure didn’t need to keep a candy wrapper). How many of you have things like this in your wallet all the time?
How much you can fit in your wallet is really a metaphor for how much you can fit in your surroundings. Are you ready to Empty Your Wallet, and I don’t mean emptying it of money? I’m talking about your wallet representing how light you would feel if you emptied your life of all the extraneous things that don’t need to be kept in it. What is actually important to you? What do you really need, not want, to keep in your life to make it seem less weighty? The 4 benefits of having an “empty wallet” are:
- Defining what success looks like to you so that you can determine what you need to do to move forward.
- Clarifying your goal(s) so that you know exactly where and on what you want to work.
- Making decisions so that you stay focused on reaching your goal.
- Not throwing you off balance because your pocketbook on your shoulder is too heavy or not ripping your pocket. 🙂
“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” Napoleon Hill
Now is Your Time to “Empty Your Wallet” and
Go from Bedlam to Brilliance!
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