Why It’s Important to Let Go

One of the hardest things for Type-As, Over Achievers, and Go-getters to do is to let go and allow. The thought of relaxing and releasing is a bit scary.

For so long we’ve believed we’re rewarded for grinding it out, for going the extra mile, for giving it our all.

Isn’t that part of the very belief system in our society, heck, our DNA?

Haven’t we all heard…

Work hard enough and you might just get enough. Put in the sweat equity. Pay your dues. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Make hay while the sun shines. Process your emotions more quickly so you can get over it faster.

But then, just last week, a very intuitive and grounded woman said to me, “You’re forcing it, AmyK. If you let go and allow, you’ll be even more amazed at what unfolds.” I blinked. I processed. I sat in silence for a second and then my mind reared up as it typically does, “BUT- “

“No buts, “ she cut me off. “The cost of being a pushy pusher is you will get some of what you want, but you will never get what the Universe would love to give you tenfold if you’d just step back and allow.”

Hmmm. I wasn’t entirely convinced but my shoulders dropped.

“Stop forcing,” she continued. “Start allowing. Sure, step forward, do what you need to do to be a conscientious steward, and then leave some space for divine support. Trust me, it’ll lead to something better than you imagined.”

So I’m following her advice and I’m inviting you to join me this week. Join me in letting go and allowing. Even if it’s just a bit. Too scary? Then let go just an itty bit.

Be a conscientious steward and then leave some space for divine intervention and co-creation.

Let go of the striving. The grief. The impatience. The controlling. The desperation. The frustration. The grinding away. Let go of whatever you need to let go of so you can create some space for allowing.

The cost of being a pushy pusher is that we truncate possibility. It’s a choice. We can force the finite or we can allow the infinite.

Join me in allowing this week and let’s watch what unfolds.

AmyK Hutchens
AmyK Hutchenshttp://www.amyk.com/blog/
A former executive of a billion-dollar global consumer products company and awarded the Vistage UK, International Speaker of the Year, AmyK is a dynamic, energetic catalyst for driving businesses forward faster. With 100+ presentations per year, AmyK travels the globe sharing with executives, influencers and go-getters HOW to confidently & competently navigate their toughest conversations without saying something they regret, giving their power away or damaging their relationships. With humor, insight and experience she engages and inspires audiences to master the The Power of Profitable Conversations. Learn more about AmyK at www.amyk.com. Follow AmyK on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @AmyKHutchens.


  1. You absolutely nailed this one! Such a hard habit to break and yet so necessary. I think this was the biggest lesson I learned from the COVID rollercoaster that we have been on this last year. I’m still a work in progress but allowing more into my business and life than ever before.