When is enough enough? At what point do you let go of something or someone that is not beneficial to you?
Often times, we hold on to things or people in hopes that they will change or that they will be or do something different than they’ve always done. We stay in situations and relationships because we have our mind so fixed on our idea of how things should turn out that we can’t properly gauge our progress and see what’s really happening. Other times, we just don’t want to admit defeat. We want to tough it out and hold on. Now, in many instances, sticking to your guns is admirable, commendable, and necessary. Perseverance is key to overcoming obstacles and achieving our goals. Just keep in mind that one must always be honest with oneself. Ask yourself….why do I want what I want? Is it worth it to me? What is this for? Is it beneficial to me….and others? What is more beneficial – peace or victory?
Letting go and giving up can be two different things. Many think of letting go as a sign of weakness or that it shows you ‘didn’t want it bad enough’ or that you’re a quitter. And in some cases, that may be true. However, there are times when you have to realize that letting go takes just as much strength and resolve as holding on. Don’t just think of what you’d be giving up by letting go. Consider what you’d be giving up by staying. In the end, if it gives you no sign of peace, then it is time to give it the peace sign.
After you’ve determined that you need to let go, the question is how. I will discuss that in part 2 of this post. Stay tuned.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Have you had to let go of something or someone recently? Do you have something or someone you need to let go? Do you find it hard to let go?
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