Five Tips for Letting Go


The theme of letting go seems fitting year-round since we make choices daily. While some choices are easier to make than others, I thought it would be worth-while to talk about how to let go of the guilt, fantasy and disappointment that comes with making a difficult decision.

• Be alone. Our society does not provide for the private space each of us could benefit from on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis. We are always busy, busy, busy. Stop. Especially when you have a difficult choice to make. Find a quiet place to sit with yourself in silence and peace. The more you do this, the easier it becomes for you to make the best decision based on the information you have. I recommend you begin each day with a moment of silence for at least five minutes.

• Be Honest. Say aloud to yourself what your fears are and what may be holding you back from making a good decision. This will help you hear yourself and understand your feelings in a less judgmental way.

• Trust in something greater. For those of you who are religious or spiritual. It helps to remember that there is something greater than each of us and to trust it. We may not know or understand the now but we can trust that there is a greater plan in which we play a role – however big or small.

• Ask for strength. Go deep inside of yourself or up to a higher source (whichever is more comfortable) and pull on a deeper strength than you possess at that moment. Think of it as a runner’s wall and push through it.

• Have faith that it will all work out. Sometimes we are invested more in certain decisions and outcomes than others and are intentional in our actions. If you believe that things work out – often better than we could have ever planned – then faith is not far from you. The difference between hope and faith is simple: hope is a feeling, a wish; faith is the action that one puts into their hope.

I have faith that each of you will be able to let go of anything that no longer serves your higher good and move on to create abundance in every aspect of your life.


About Carrie Williams

Carrie Williams is TCW's managing/digital editor. She manages day-to-day editorial operations of the monthly print publication, website and social media outlets, contributes to a variety of feature articles and directs a team of interns, freelance writers and bloggers. In early 2013, she led the redesign of of TCW's brand strategy. Her blog, "Carrie On," is a blog of reflection and discovery, discussing how to push through life when you’re handed one too many curveballs. And finally, Ms. Williams is also executive director of the TCW Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit supporting underfunded women's and children's organizations.