I hate to tell you this, but sometimes you’ll have to give up a battle that you’ve been fighting a long time and admit that you don’t have any choice but to let go.
Sometimes you’ll have to disconnect from everyone, lock the door, turn off your phone, and go to sleep. Sometimes you’ll have to let go of a job, a friendship, or a relationship that is not wrong per se but doesn’t feel completely right either.
Sometimes you’ll lose yourself in the process of finding yourself, and that’s okay.
Because only the strongest and bravest people out there can let go of people, things, and places that no longer serve them.
Letting go requires so much clarity of mind and willpower that a weak person doesn’t possess. That’s why it takes a strong one to say ‘goodbye’ and never look back.
Because when you care about someone, the most difficult thing is to give up on them and let go of your illusions and expectations of a better and happier future together.
But you have to give up on your old life in order to change your life for the better.
So many people have it wrong. So many people think that the recipe for success is never giving up. That success will come only if you hold onto something tightly and never let go.
Well, how about having strength and resilience to admit that something is not working and let it go to achieve your success somewhere else? How about having enough clarity to see all the red flags and let go of something before it gets to you and harms you in some way? What if a struggle is not a sign of growth and resilience, but of weakness?
Because it takes a lot of strength and guts to admit that something is not going well and let it go. It takes a lot of courage and strength to leave a toxic relationship behind. It takes a lot of bravery to give up on an old dream or leave a job that you once found inspiring, but it doesn’t serve you now.
That’s why so many people stay stuck in old patterns and old relationships. Because they are not strong enough to let go. They think holding on is the hardest thing, and they are heroes for not letting go, but they are wrong.
Because holding on doesn’t require them to change themselves. Letting go and starting anew does. And the most difficult and scary thing for a person is change.