“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” ~ Hermann Hesse.
It’s a funny twist of thinking that we often value what we have more than what we could have. The outfit we stopped wearing long ago still hangs in our closet – as if one day we’ll change our mind and it will become our favorite again.
The worn-out athletic shoes that carried us around the track day after day still have their place in the closet. And even though most books you own will never get opened again, they’re still there – crammed into an already full bookshelf.
But, don’t worry – we’re all like this.
This isn’t something that we do only in weak moments—it’s hard-wired into our design.
I’m not going to pretend I know what you need to let go of. What I do know is letting go is always a part of moving on and getting what you want.
It could just be letting go of some old clothes, or books, or clutter. But it could also be letting go of a relationship, or commitment, or goal that’s holding you back.