It can be tough knowing when to hang on or when it’s finally time to let go. And that goes for anything in life. I can’t even count the many times I’ve struggled to hang on to something that I needed to really let go of. You fight and fight against the grain. Deep inside you have this smidgen of hope that the picture you’ve created in your mind will come to fruition. You don’t want to let that go, not yet. But every day, you’re getting more frustrated. It’s like a constant grip it has on you. The thought of actually letting go is very frightening. Feelings of failure come to mind. Fear of what’s to come if you let go. You keep thinking if you just hang on a little longer, it will change, but you’re growing very tired, exhausted actually. Intellectually, you know something has got to give, but emotionally you’re just not quite there yet.
Finally, you realize that you must come to grips with reality and face what truths you must. As agonizing as it is to make this decision, you now know that to keep hanging on is to remain in misery that much longer. You must let go. The time has come. You have weighed the two sides and letting go is the only logical and sane thing to do. You want some kind of relief. So, now you let go. And this is one of the most freeing feelings ever. You can now breathe a sigh of relief. Letting go is the best thing you could have ever done.
So what about the old saying, Don’t Quit or Don’t Ever Give Up? Well, that is where you have to be able to discern whether this is one of those times that you simply are tired and feel like giving up or you’ve exhausted all other avenues and it’s still not working. You really have to be sincerely honest with yourself. Ask yourself questions like “have I given it my absolute all?” “what would be some benefits of hanging on a little longer?” “am I repeating myself, doing the same thing over and expecting different results?” You have the answers within you, it’s just a matter of bringing them out in the open. Your gut instincts usually always lead you in the right direction. How do you really feel deep within? When you think about your situation, do you feel any kind of tightening in your body? Ask yourself how you honestly feel if you were to continue to hang on and then ask yourself how you would feel if you let go. Notice how your body reacts to those questions. Do you feel a sudden tension in your neck, shoulders, stomach, etc? That’s a sign that you need to be aware of. It’s usually trying to tell you something.
Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and visualize what it is you sincerely desire for yourself. You have the answer, bring it out.
In the Positive Zone