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 because, sometimes, it’s extremely hard.

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

But you haven’t lost; you’ve won.

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

Remember how brave you are. After all, letting go takes more courage than almost anything.

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

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 when you’re 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 that need to interact with others.


However, relationships come with emotions, which means you suffer. You enjoy happiness, you care about other people.

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.

You’ll blame yourself sometimes, but remember: if you gave it your all, 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 is no longer 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 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 maybe using the situation to feel like a victim.

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

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 freeing

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

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 does not mean possessing them.
  • You haven’t failed, you’ve learned something: Sometimes we think that other people are responsible for our 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”

Letting go is a decision that brave people make and it’s necessary. It’s hard, but that is no reason not to do it.

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