Tips on How to Let Go of Things That No Longer Serve You in Your Career

Throughout your career, you acquire a lot of things—knowledge, skills, and experiences—that help you to move forward. At the same time, you can also accumulate things that tend to hold you back. There are even cases when we think that something is helpful when in fact it’s harming your career.

The problem is that there are many of us who don’t like letting go of things. Most of the time, it’s because of fear. You’ve already become comfortable carrying old baggage and so letting go can feel much like removing a security blanket. However, holding on to the past also means you can’t make room for more helpful, relevant things.

This is also the perfect time Astrologically to let go of that which no longer serves you, relationships, jobs and old thinking. Sometimes it’s also good to start at the basics. So if you’re finding it difficult to let go of things that no longer work for your career, don’t worry. Below is a list of helpful tips that can make it easier for you to give up what’s holding you back.

Streamline Your CV

As previously mentioned, the concept of letting go can be a little scary. Thus, it’s definitely a good idea to start with baby steps. Do something simple that doesn’t seem to be an act of letting go at first, such as streamlining your resume or CV.

To do this, make two lists side by side: the first column for your goals and the second one for your skills and career experiences. Once you’re done, remove everything on the second column that isn’t aligned with your goals. Then, update your resume of CV with everything that’s relevant. Make sure to also update everything you have online, such as your LinkedIn profile, with your streamlined career story.

Talk to a Career Coach

It’s not bad to ask for help. Indeed, even the most successful people in the world have had someone to help them along the way. If you’re having trouble with the concept of letting go and other aspects of your career, then it’s best to work with a career coach. Look for someone who has a unique and holistic method so that you can explore and realise your full potential.

A career coach can also help make even your most ambitious goals achievable. What’s more, they can also teach you how to make more purposeful career moves that can result in more meaningful successes.

Be Mindful of the Present

One of the things that make it more difficult to let go is the fact that some of us tend to focus in the past. This is a challenging aspect, indeed, especially if there are a lot of good things that have happened to you before. However, remember that you can’t move towards bigger success if you tie yourself to the past.

To help with the process, practise being more present. Appreciate the moment and what’s in front of you. This way, you’ll be able to exert more control over your life and decisions. What’s more, you have more freedom to choose positive, healthier ways to cope with your current situation. As a result, you can better position yourself to succeed in your career.

Think That You Can Do It

Another thing that can hold you back is the thinking that you simply cannot let go. You definitely must remove this conception from your mind, otherwise you will end up not letting go of those things that no longer do you any good. Instead, think positive. Imagine that you can do anything that you set your mind to and this includes letting go. Better still, believe it! This goes a long way towards letting go of unhelpful, perhaps even harmful things.

Don’t Criticise Yourself

We’re often careful about what we say to other people, but not about what we tell ourselves. The truth is that we should put the same importance on the messages we give ourselves. This is because the words we tell ourselves have the power to influence our present and future.

If you find yourself unable to let go of some things just yet, don’t criticise yourself. Instead, treat yourself with understanding and compassion. Focus on self-affirming thoughts and pretty soon, you’ll find that you’re in a better position to let go.

Learn to Accept Your Mistakes

Making mistakes is a part of life. It helps you grow and gives you opportunities to learn. It means that you’re trying your best and working hard to meet your goals. As such, learn how to accept your mistakes. Don’t dwell on the mistakes themselves, but rather the lessons that you’ve learned.

Remember that you can’t change the past, so instead, focus on the present and the things you can do better now.

Do Something You’ve Been Afraid to Do

Again, one of the biggest reasons that people are unable to let go is fear. It can hold you back from doing a lot of things, including letting go, because it traps you in a state of “what ifs.” However, we are not able to truly succeed if we don’t let go of this fear.

Overcome any fear by doing things outside of your comfort zone. Do something you’ve been afraid of or hesitant to do, even if it’s something small. The more you do this, the more confident you’ll become and the more empowered you’ll feel. Soon enough, you’ll realise you’re no longer afraid of the concept of letting go.


It can be a difficult journey but letting go of the things that no longer work for you is definitely achievable. These tips can help guide you along that path and lead you to a more fulfilling career and if you would like to deep dive into your Astrology Chart to see next steps, then please reach out and book a 15 Min Chat with me.

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