10 Steps to Help You Let Go and Start Leaping
Step 1: Admit to yourself what you already know. This first step involves some truth-telling.The result is enormously freeing, and it is theprimary stepping-stone to true freedom.
Step 2: Tell the truth to someone safe. After your admission to yourself, it will be time to trust someone else with your truth.
Step 3: Imagine yourself free. In this step, you will set the stage for freedom by first making it real in your imagination.
Step 4: Make one different choice. Starting small as you work toward your jump (I did say “inch-by-inch”), you will do one thing differently. The results from this one small change may surprise you.
Step 5: Set your new boundaries. You will begin to set solid boundaries where you have allowed them to be violated in the past. Don’t worry—you’ll be ready for this step by the time you get there.
Step 6: Ask for help. During this step, you’ll learn that it’s actually wonderful for both parties when you allow yourself to receive.
Step 7: Honor your resistance. As you get primed for your jump, we’ll deal together with the inevitable resistance that will tell you that you cannot, must not, and will not jump. Fear not! You will.
Step 8: Jump! By the time you’ve moved through the steps one inch at a time, you’ll be ready to make your jump. This step will help you land on softer clouds.
Step 9: The Graceful Exit. Too often, books stop at the point when you’re asked to change, not helping you deal with the aftermath. Once you have jumped, there will still be resistance, adjustment, and integration. This step will help you make a smoother transition.
Step 10: Say Yes … And Then Say It Again …And Again. The final step is all about living your new, best life after the jump.