Fighting the old and building the new

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”- Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

Don’t hang on too long. Loyalty is an admirable character trait, but sometimes people confuse the fear of letting go with devotion. It shouldn’t feel like a fight every day. Choose to work on things that bring you joy and energize you. Choose to hang out with people who reciprocate giving and make you laugh.

It’s sad when I hear people describe their day as ‘the daily struggle,’ ‘it could be better,’ ‘not bad, I can’t complain,’ ‘it’s a slog.’

Wake up and listen to yourself. Stop framing your life as a daily grind or a Cold War with some kind of enemy.

Can you excel at something new, do you have what it takes, will be good enough? These are questions everyone asks when they start new jobs, new companies or meet new people. Once you overcome the fear of building new things, then you’ll be able to tap into all the energy you’ve been using to fight the old.

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