The Teflon Mind: How to Let Go of The Past

What doesn’t stick makes you stronger.

Gustavo Razzetti
Sep 11, 2018 · 9 min read
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Shake it all out — Photo by David Hofmann

“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.” — Lao Tzu

Why can’t I just move on?

Why We Create (More) Suffering

“It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving its purpose in your life.” — Chinonye J. Chidolue

1. We want to be the hero

2. We let others define us

3. We can’t forgive ourselves

4. The past becomes who we are

5. We have dependent relationships

The Suffering We Cling to

“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

What Doesn’t Stick Makes You Stronger

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” — Tao Te Ching

1. Travel Light

2. Want to Be Here

3. Expect Nothing in Return

4. Develop a Non-Stick Mind

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Gustavo Razzetti

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I help teams and organizations build fearless cultures. Creator of the Culture Design Canvas. Insights → bit.ly/ChangeInsights

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