I recently rearranged a room in my apartment at the suggestion of a friend. Once we had moved everything around, every piece of furniture in the room was in a different location than it originally was. I complained bitterly about how this new arrangement was not going to work. I felt awful and I resented my friend for suggesting the changes. I felt like I had betrayed myself for taking the suggestions.
I fought the urge to put everything back the way it was. I went out for a little while and when I came back I felt better. The next day, I loved the new arrangement . My friend was right — it really did make a positive difference. It’s amazing how we hold on to the smallest things even when they are no longer useful. Most times, the pain of letting is well worth the rewards of holding hands with the future.