Can you picture a hot-air balloon? You have to drop weight out of the basket so it can rise into the sky. If it’s too heavy it won’t leave the ground and remain stationary.
To elevate it must separate from whatever is keeping it down. “ELEVATION MEANS SEPARATION”.
Metaphorically speaking, think of what I just said, to be your progression in life. Those weights are people or negative predicaments.
Question if what you’re currently doing is of your utmost potential. If it isn’t, why? Is there someone or something holding you back?
You can’t elevate if you have various people or situations holding you down. In order for you to elevate, you have to cut the rope, or drop the weights, in other words. Those negative situations or people keep you from progressing. They make you stationary.
You have to drop weight. Drop all those negative people who say you can’t do what you aspire to or those situations that make it virtually impossible to dedicate yourself to your dream. Sometimes that could mean pulling yourself from everything and everyone you know. If you don’t you will be stationary. You could stay where you are for until you process this.
A couple years ago I went through a mental reset. I evaluated my life and those in it. I evaluated what I was doing with it. This is the time I wanted everything to improve.This stage is when you take a detailed look at everything that has to do with you.
Personally, I had people, memories, burdens, situations, and grudges that kept me hostage. I was starting to feel like there was a blessing and it was being restrained because I wouldn’t let go or move on. I was a bit distraught but then I realized this is positive, because it’s the first step; acknowledgement. Its how progression starts. You have to first acknowledge there is a need for improvement, then improve.
I thought about all the times someone told me I could NOT do something. I thought about all the times they stood in my way. Or the times I felt situations resulted into a disaster. The times I even stood in my own way because I was scared these people were right. However, I saw that they were wrong and I was wrong.
I realized that people just react that way because they are scared. They are scared because I’d outgrow them. They feared me being successful in something they didn’t believe I could do in the first place.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
― Coco Chanel
Boy, is she right. Think about you, become selfish with your future and yourself. Tell people you are putting yourself first. Make yourself a priority and everything else after.
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― William Faulkner
Leave what you know behind to experience something new. Sometimes you have to chance it. You have to go off the possibility – pure maybe. No security, and no foundation. Be crazy for success. Leave majority of what you know behind so you can learn even more.
My ambition began to overflow my body. I had those three words stuck on my mind repetitively.
“ELEVATION MEANS SEPARATION”.
It was time for me to separate from nearly everything. From my loved ones, my home, my friends, and comfort zone. Basically, everything I knew. It was the best way to elevate myself and I stayed strong in what I believed although people close to me disagreed. I realized that no matter what I do, there will always be someone who disagrees. I told myself to be fearless and keep pushing ahead, even if I’m alone.
What made this stage essential? Well, I was going to outgrow some things I got used to and people. From that moment forward everyone was not going to like or support my decisions. However, I didn’t care. You’ll never be happy trying to please everyone. I had to grasp the idea that I had to support myself.
Even if I was the only one who wanted to see me elevate.I started to change in ways I’d never imagined possible. I knew what I had to do to get what I wanted the most, success. I was not willing to take no for an answer. I did not know where I was heading but I had to go. I knew that to elevate I had to separate. My “balloon” contains no height limits. I had to drop those weights. My life has changed for the better.