Snakes shed their old skin.
Children shed their baby teeth for permanent ones.
Pets shed hair.
My wife cleans out my closet from time to time because a sweater or shirt is beyond suitable to wear.
Sometimes I like shedding and sometimes I miss the old. But mostly I like to shed.
Mel Robbins asked a probing question in the October 2010 issue of Success Magazine:
“What are you willing to shed to become who you were meant to be?”
I love that from an intellectual point of view. We all can get bogged down with what Zig Ziglar called “stinkin’ thinkin’.” That is the kind of thinking that we incorrectly picked up along the way that no longer holds merit.
Remember what map makers once did? When they drew a map of the then-known world, on the borders they would pen these words …
“Beyond this, there be dragons.”
Everyone today knows that is old thinking. I’m so glad we shed that thought.
Also, we are very glad we got over the fear of flying and space travel, and using a quill and ink bottle to capture our thoughts.
There are dogmas, philosophies, rules, laws and the list goes on, that along the way we have had to shed in order to grow and become better, smarter and more expansive in our thinking.
In this ever-changing world it seems we shed something every day for the next new and better.
Do you remember rotary dial phone?
How about black and white TV?
What have you shed lately?
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time