Imagine for a moment that you’re going on a trip today. You’re taking a plane to your dream destination, all expenses paid.
You arrive early to the airport, free plane ticket in hand, excited to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. You get to security and they won’t let you through. Puzzled, you start to panic. You were careful not to pack anything on the “banned” list. All your liquids are in 3 oz. containers. What could possibly be wrong?
The TSA agent takes a look at your boarding pass. “I’m sorry ma’am,” he says, frowning down at you from the conveyor belt. “Your trip is free, but there’s just one catch.”
You breath a sigh of relief. Just one catch? OK.
“You have to empty your bag.”
What? You’re confused. He shakes his head, as if he sees this situation every day. With a weary look, he hands you a piece of paper. “Read this,” he says. “It will all make sense.”
In big letters, at the top of a thick sheet of paper, are the words:
BEFORE YOU CAN ENJOY THIS TRIP, YOU MUST EMPTY YOUR BAG.
The following items are NOT allowed:
- limiting beliefs
- playing the victim
- baggage from past relationships
- self-sabotage and procrastination
- …and any others that prevent you from being your best self
Turns out, the destination is life. And to enjoy it fully, you have to empty your bag.
Where would you begin?