I might have also titled this post “letting go,” because that’s what we’re really talking about. You’ve ushered something into the world, nurtured and developed it, and now the time has come to let it go.
It could quite literally be your child – but for our purpose it might be anything. Anything, that is, that is very important and dear to your heart. Anything that started as a dream and you made it into a reality. That’s a very big fucking deal, and although it can be painful and scary, there comes a time where you just have to let go. But this process should always be accompanied by a sense of pride – you were able to accomplish something. And with it also comes a greater sense of self-efficacy, the realization that there are other challenges waiting for you to tackle.
The thing is, once you send something out into the world, it may fail – at the very least you know longer really have any control over it. This is probably the root of why it’s so hard to let go. But finishing is an essential part of creating. It may not quite be done yet – you might still have to help it along – but it’s no longer yours protect and nurture.
It’s time to set it free and move on.