Giving Up and Letting Go

Letting go has never been easy for me. To admit defeat and accept something may not be working. Sometimes this may be down to a fear of change or the unknown. What if the alternative is worse?

It can also be a sign of stubbornness and conceit. An emotional immaturity.
Or, on a more positive slant, it can be a misguided sense of optimism that everything will work if I try hard enough. The glorious happy ending that must be around the corner. My idea of what that happy ending should be. Those rose-tinted glasses that I insist on wearing.

Sometimes we need to let go, to give up on things. Sometimes we have to let people go too.

I admit it – like so many of us I have a tendency to foolishly hang on. I liked my comfort zone. The security of what I know.

But giving up is not failing. Giving up for the right reasons is about letting go. It is about acceptance. Being open to the possibility that a better way, a healthier option may be around the next curve in the road.

Likewise, it is not about how it affects you.
Holding on to someone may not be healthy for either of you. Well-meaning loyalty can stop someone making their next steps on their life journey.
But this does not mean letting go of your dreams or vision, your goals and direction in life. Without these, our lives can become empty, without purpose.

Wisdom is knowing what to accept, when we have enough. When we need to stop. To sift between our simple ego-driven desires and what would be best for us and those whose lives we impact.

Sometimes letting go will put us out on a ledge with no clear place to go at first. It can mean clearing away stuff that is stopping us from seeing clearly.
It can be scary.

But once open to this way of thinking we can start to use the tools to redefine and work towards our goals and dreams. Adjusting and tweaking as we go.

Letting go has never been easy for me. To admit defeat and accept something may not be working. Sometimes this may be down to a fear of change or the unknown. What if the alternative is worse?

It can also be a sign of stubbornness and conceit. An emotional immaturity.

Alternatively, on a more positive slant, it can be a misguided sense of optimism that everything will work if I try hard enough. The glorious happy ending that must be around the corner. My idea of what that happy ending should be. Those fabulously rose-tinted glasses that sit so comfortably on my nose.

Sometimes we need to let go, to give up on things. Sometimes we have to let people go too.

I admit it – like so many of us I had a tendency to foolishly hang on. I liked my comfort zone. The security of what I knew.

But giving up is certainly not failing. Giving up for the right reasons is about letting go. It is about acceptance; being open to the possibility that a better way, a healthier option may be around the next curve in the road.

Likewise, it is not just about how it affects you.

Holding on to someone may not be healthy for either of you. Well meaning loyalty can stop someone making their next steps on their life journey.

But this does not mean letting go of your dreams or vision, your goals and direction in life. Without these our lives can become empty, without purpose.

Wisdom is knowing what to accept, when we have enough, when we need to stop. To sift between our simple ego driven desires and what would be best for us and those whose lives we impact.

Sometimes letting go will put us out on a ledge with no clear place to go at first. It can mean clearing away stuff that is stopping us seeing clearly.

It can be scary.

But once we are open to this way of thinking we can start to use the tools to redefine and work towards our goals and dreams, adjusting and tweaking as we go.

Are you ready to even just think about letting go? To take that scary step to a happier place? Get in touch if you are.

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