Leaving Baggage Behind

“The beginning is always today.” ― Mary Shelley

“There will never be a perfect time to do something that stretches you. If you were ready for it, it wouldn’t be growth.”― James Clear

Each day we start over, usually carrying the weight of yesterday on our shoulders. There is something in this that is comforting, but also self-limiting. We ought to pack lighter at the beginning of each journey. We might ask ourselves, what are we carrying that is better off released?

This is the nature of habits and routine, but also of baggage. Baggage wants to be carried from one place to the next. Let it all go and see how light our steps can be. Imagine how far we might leap!

How far might one swim carrying such an anchor? We’re more likely to sink and drown. Let it all go and feel the buoyancy.

Today is as good a day as any to try something new. Small, incremental and worthy of the investment we’re making in our future. The baggage will always be there if we want to return to pick it up. We might treasure burying it instead.

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