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7 Ways Letting Go Will Create Immediate Success

Joel Brown (Founder of




Right now you’re like Santa Claus. You have a big bag that you carry around with you every day of your life. But this bag is not full of presents; it’s packed with worries, concerns, past memories, regrets – all sorts of things that keep pulling you back.

All of these things don’t allow you to be the best that you can be.

Letting go of everything is actually what you need to do in order to succeed. “So how do I let go?”, you might ask.


Here are 7 ways of letting go and achieving immediate success


1. Letting Go of Memories

Many people feel that memories are the most important thing they have.

They place memories in a treasure chest and cherish them or regret them, depending on the memory, whenever they get a chance to.

As the years go by, this treasure chest is getting heavier and heavier.

It’s hard to carry it around – all the mistakes of the past, all the beautiful moments you’ve enjoyed. And although you might feel like all of these memories make you who you are today, they are also keeping you from becoming the person that you can become.

Don’t be afraid to let go of these memories.

You don’t need to forget them, but simply stop thinking about them so that you can create new ones.


2. Not Being Complacent

Letting go of that complacency and pushing yourself to grow is the key to success.

By being complacent, you’re just building a fence around yourself and stopping yourself from expanding. You must open your eyes and realize that everything you do, be it something big or small, is something great.

Think about it this way: what would have happened if you hadn’t woken up this morning? You wouldn’t have been reading this now and you would be one step further away from success.

What if you hadn’t learned to read when you were in school? You wouldn’t be able to understand this sequence of letters called words and you wouldn’t be able to comprehend this article.

Realise and understand that everything you do each and every day matters.


3. Letting Go of Fears

Fear is what holds you back from doing great things. Don’t be afraid to learn something new. Don’t be afraid to start over. Don’t be afraid of letting go of fears and allow yourself to be happy. Close your eyes and visualize all of your fears. Grab them and throw them in the trash can. And then pick up the trash can and take the garbage out.

You are fearless. You are capable of doing anything you want. You can move on with your life and you can achieve great things.

If you overcome your fears, you can be successful!


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4. Letting Go of Pain and Anger

Let go of all of the pain and anger that you are keeping inside. These are negative emotions that just eat you up from the inside out. Free up space to let in new and better emotions.

Love and happiness don’t have room because of all those negative emotions you’re hanging on to. There’s nothing positive or fun about feeling all of these negative feelings. You’ve gone through some things that hurt you and made you feel angry, but these experiences only made you stronger. Because you’ve survived, because you are still here today – living, breathing, feeling.

You are strong and you can let go of anger and pain because these emotions don’t define you.

You are better off without them.


5. Embracing the Unknown

What lies ahead can be scary, we never know what tomorrow holds for us. But that is a part of life. Don’t hold back and embrace the unknown. Whether you’re having doubts about that new job, that new school or maybe that new relationship. If you don’t try, you cannot succeed.

By embracing the unknown you can achieve instant success in many parts of your life.

Believe in yourself and have faith in what you can do!


6. Letting Go of Stress

Stress is one of the major factors of failure, dissatisfaction and unhappiness. But nowadays, stress is part of our everyday life.

Did you know that people who are truly successful are almost never stressed out? This is actually why they have succeeded in life – because they haven’t permitted the small things in life to influence them or stress them out.

Keep calm and give yourself time to relax and regroup.


7. Not Overthinking Success

Thinking too much about succeeding is what might be holding you back. While visualizing that point where you achieve success is a good thing, over thinking it might do more harm than good.

Instead of imagining every day how it will be like when you will have made it, spend that time working towards your goal. This way you will get there a lot faster and youwill be able to enjoy success instead of just thinking about it.

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I am the the Founder of and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.



  1. Niels Vandecasteele

    Jan 7, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Man, Joel, i really love your posts.
    You are the living proof that consistency works.
    It’s not about the big breaks, it’s about the daily routine that attracts them.
    It’s hard to start, but after a while it’s even harder to stop.

    Greetings from Belgium,

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Jan 8, 2015 at 2:30 am

      Hey Niels, thank you so much man! I’m glad you noticed that. It’s all about consistency, passion and patience 🙂

  2. wvan626

    May 7, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Great post. I struggle with number 4 daily. Thanks for the motivation!

  3. sheryn Sali

    Dec 16, 2013 at 6:30 am


  4. camii

    Oct 30, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Great post and details of making it through the slump one may be in. I had to share this post because we all struggle at sometime some more than others, many people will benefit from your seven ways of letting go and getting ahead. Great post, I too hope to read more from you.

  5. lauren

    Oct 16, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Amazing! 🙂


    Oct 16, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Individuals should never settle for mediocrity. In this day of age, continuous improvement is necessary for success. If you are not evolving, you are falling behind.

    You need to set high expectations for yourself and be able to approach every moment in life as if it is a learning experience. With this approach, you will be able to overcome the obstacles that stand in your way.

  7. Girish

    Oct 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    well said joel! Exceptional input on things that matter the most to get people to start over and lot small things hold them back.

  8. Matt

    Oct 14, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks for this post Joel. These are great points and some I had never even thought could be holding me back.

  9. Rhonda Greer (@therhondagreer)

    Oct 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    These are great points that we may have heard before. However, you insight reminds us of how we can us that knowledge to succeed

  10. A4304587

    Oct 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    It’s very hard to be success, when you can only make enough to live nothing to save..

  11. Lance Hallingford

    Oct 14, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Most instructive article Joel. Fears and anxiety are certainly two big hindrances to success that are afflicting a large percentage of aspiring home business start-ups. I had to learn how to move through these major blocks.
    Like you I could expand on each point from personal experience, and maybe will use these as prompts for some original articles on y website.
    Thanks for sharing and provoking further thought.

  12. John

    Oct 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

    many thanks for this post! just the dose of motivation I needed

  13. Gabriel

    Oct 14, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Awesome post !

  14. Paul Rinaldi

    Oct 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    amazing article joel, #6 is my favorite and a very big WAKE UP realization for me when it happened to me

  15. Maxwell Ivey

    Oct 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Hello; Thanks for sharing this post with us. However, I hope this was just a beginning and that it will be followed by more expansive posts on each of the seven points. I think one of the hardest questions is how to move on after a disappointment. I recently had a major sale where the seller refused to pay the commission. I decided to find the positives in this and keep going. It lead to me connecting with a manufacturer who wants me to represent them. It lead to a lady wanting my help to locate an item similar to the one i sold. It resulted in a post on the mutual of omaha site about my aha moment that came when i made the big sale. And i have followed this up with sales where the client did pay. But I still have days where it is hard to ignore the hurt. Thanks again and take care, max

    • Katrina Bee

      Oct 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

      Hi Max….if I may…stay falling forward. You don’t drive looking out of the rear view mirror do you? Keep moving forward and continue to be grateful for the blessings coming to you and any lessons learned. Be willing to forgive the person and the situation. If you find if too hard to forgive on your own….ask the Lord to help you to forgive by giving to Him that situation. Prepare yourself; life is going to deal you as it does us all….Challenges lots of them. It is How We get through them and Who We Are being while we go through them that is the measure of the man. Bee Blessed ~
      Katrina ” Bee the Change” You will do great things! I believe in you.

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