giving up

Giving Up Doesn’t Mean Staying Down

November 22, 2022

Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t give up easily on things I care about. I am tenacious, sometimes to a fault. And usually I will say it’s one of the traits I’m most proud of and it has served me well.

But, I’m beginning to learn that maybe sometimes it’s ok to give up. “Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak. Sometimes you’re just strong enough to let go.” Maybe sometimes it means that you value your sanity more than you value the outcome.

I’m also often overly optimistic. I prefer to live that way – eternally hopeful. And luckily, if things don’t turn out quite how I hoped or even expected, I’m fortunate that it may knock me down for a moment, but I always get back up.

Giving up doesn’t mean failing and falling and staying down. It just means that maybe there’s a new path that you hadn’t yet considered. Maybe there’s a reason.

I’m here to say …and I really can’t believe it… it’s ok to give up sometimes. Don’t give up on yourself, but give up on a situation that’s unchangeable. Give up what you thought would be for what could be. Maybe it leads to something better than you ever imagined.