One of the Most Courageous Things You Can Do is to Let Go

· June 25, 2017
Have you ever considered that when you don't let certain things go, you're keeping other things from coming and taking their place? Give them the chance to show you their potential.

It’s scary to let go. However, it’s one of the healthiest decisions you could make. Furthermore, it’s one of the most courageous things you can do. That’s because it’s extremely hard to do sometimes.

The past ties you down, your fears keep you from coming to a necessary conclusion. Maybe you feel like you’ve failed.

But you haven’t lost – you’ve won.

You must be very strong and realize that regret and doubts will invade your mind, confusing you and making you want to go back.

Remember how courageous you are. After all, letting go takes more bravery than almost anything else.

Read this: Learning to Distance Yourself

Letting go and getting rid of what you don’t need

This woman is courageous because she was able to let go of her past.

You may not want to see it, but your dependence and fear of letting go show you that what you thought was so essential is actually unnecessary.

Think about when you run across items of clothing while cleaning out your closet. Many times, there are clothes that you should’ve thrown out by now. However, something makes you keep them.

It’s hard to get rid of what was once important to us.

Our social relationships are indispensable. We’re social beings who need to interact with others.

However, relationships come with emotions, which means you may suffer. To truly enjoy the happiness you get from the company of others, you need to care about them.

Ending a relationship you’ve had for years because it’s not working anymore isn’t as simple as it may sound. You think about all you’ve gone through and why you got together in the first place.

Since it's difficult to do, letting go can be a courageous thing to do.

You’ll blame yourself sometimes. But remember: if you gave it your all and it still didn’t work, there’s no way to keep it going.

And what happens when the other person leaves you? Breakups always leave broken hearts. It’s not easy, it hurts, and you want to go back.

However, you don’t realize that this attitude keeps you living in a past that’s no longer relevant in your present and will never be your future.

Fear of letting go

If you’re having difficulty letting go, it may be because your actions are not helping you, but rather taking you in the other direction.

You do it unconsciously, but sometimes, negative emotions cloud up your decision-making. They make you choose badly.

Think about that toxic relationship you found yourself in, unable to get out.

Without realizing it, you may be feeding your anger or may be using the situation to feel like a victim.

Whenever you’re unhappy, see if you’re actually afraid of letting go.

Letting go might not be the same as running away but actually a courageous act.

It’s like we have a kind of attraction to painful experiences. They get us hooked and keep us from seeing the good in life.

However, you can get out of this vicious cycle you’re caught up in.

Letting go is not only courageous, but liberating

Even if it hurts, even if you regret making the decision to let go, one thing that’s true is that it’s very liberating.

Consider this:

  • Don’t be afraid of being alone: You’re not actually alone, but you may feel like it because you’ve just let go of something that was a big part of your life. However, you have so many things to look forward to and that feeling won’t last for long.
  • Letting go doesn’t mean you stop loving: Not staying with someone out of selfishness is a demonstration of how much you love them. After all, loving someone doesn’t mean possessing them.
  • You haven’t failed, you’ve learned something: Sometimes you think that other people are responsible for your happiness, but it’s a big mistake to think like that. You shouldn’t let others be in charge of your happiness. If you do, when they leave, you’ll feel empty.

Before you go, we recommend: How To Move On When Nothing Makes Us Happy

Facing the future is actually a courageous act.

Letting go is a decision that only courageous people make and it’s often necessary throughout life. It’s hard, but that’s no reason to avoid it.

There are times in your life when you have to let go of something or someone in order to move forward.