As the plane prepares to land in your desired destination, the flight crew will start moving around collecting any unwanted trash from the passengers on board. My brother told me once while he was traveling, one of the passengers on his flight became extremely irate because he didn’t want to let go of his trash; specifically a plastic cup with a few pieces of ice left in it. My brother said it was like watching someone have an emotional meltdown and it got so bad that it ended in an awkward physical altercation. Believe it or not, the flight attendants had to get the Air Marshall involved and he ended up aggressively taking the cup out of the hands of the passenger who was oddly overly attached to a silly piece of trash.
This got me to thinking about how many people are the same way in real life. Strangely attached to garbage and foolishness. For some it’s our ever changing opinions, bad attitudes, immature thinking and destructive habits that are keeping us from landing and going to the next place we set out to go.
It made me think that if you and I are really going somewhere (and we are) it really does require us throwing away our “trash” and whatever unnecessary mess we’ve accumulated along the journey. This even includes messed up mentalities, dysfunctional behaviors from our families and toxic relationships that trash our minds and make it difficult for us to take off in life! Isn’t it time you stop fighting to hold onto the needless and unproductive?
Those of us who are going places in life have a lot to consider when it comes to letting go of the unnecessary. Not only is someone else going to come and sit where you sat after you exit the plane, but the way you leave it is important. The condition of the space you leave for someone else is a reflection of you and your character. Don’t let it be said that someone else wasn’t able to have a good take off because they had to sit in your “mess” and spend their precious time cleaning up after you. People who are going places understand the importance of leaving the space in order for those who will come after them. Your children, mentees, and the others who look up to you need the right environment to thrive. Are you making it conducive for them to soar? As far as I’m concerned, I want to see everyone who comes after me fly even higher than me!
Anyone who’s serious about taking flight is going to take whatever necessary steps they have to in order to part ways with the useless and anything else that’s counterproductive to their progress and growth. Truth is, no one with good sense wants the Air Marshall to get involved and have to force them to let go of some good for nothing rubbish.
So my advice for you today as your real life coach is to look around you and check for anything that you need to dispose of before you exit this place you’re currently in. Let go of bad habits, excuses and pride; anything that’s in the way of you getting to your next destination. The flight crew is coming through one more time to collect any trash you have. Release it. Let it go. At the end of the day, it’s not worth carrying that stuff with you where you’re going.
Copyright 2019 Sherry Grant
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