Claude and I made an offer on an historic house that we absolutely loved. We could not wait to move in.
Then -- the deal fell through as the owner refused to sell.
We were devastated, sure our failed dream was irreparable. Six months later, we found a house that is ever so much more perfect, a much better investment, and did not need the time, money and energy of repairs of the first house.
While we had no choice, we needed to let it go.
We found that initially impossible, then started using positive thoughts and changed our emotional states.
Then and only then could the Universe open a new door, a MUCH better house. Now, three years later, we are grateful for the closed door and its lesson.
Why to let it go?
- so it doesn’t cause you stress in anger, frustration, self-recrimination and disappointment.
- so you can be happier and more enjoy your relationships with others,
How to let it go?
- work to make a decision to let it go. It won’t disappear by itself.
- see yourself as powerful, not the victim, and use positive thoughts:
- by repeating positive thoughts to yourself over and over until you are in the new place of peace. (thoughts like, “I am willing to let go.” “Only good comes from this situation.” “In patience I wait and learn.”)
- stay in this moment and make it as good to great as you can.
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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