Blog: Giving Up or Letting Go? Gaining The Inside Advantage

Angel of Hope

How do you know when it’s time to give up—fighting for something you believe in, or want to have, or to have happen?

To give up seems like a failure of sorts, and we don’t like to fail, to experience loss. You’re not sure if you can let go of your hopes and dreams, of something or someone. Maybe you think or feel that you can’t or don’t want to continue doing what you’ve been doing—thinking and acting in the same way, or perhaps moving in the same direction, or even staying on the same path. It’s often difficult to let go, especially when what we are holding onto means a great deal to us.

When my dad realized that the chemo wasn’t working anymore and there were no other options, he graciously said to me, “I’ll go on for as long as I can go on.” He had to let go of the hope that he would get well again. (He had made a complete recovery three years earlier.) His soul was ready to let go of the worn-out body. He wasn’t giving up, neither was his family, we were just accepting what we could not change. We were letting him go

There is a difference between giving up and letting go, better yet — letting  be. When you understand this, you have The Inside Advantage.

Please visit my full website blog to see the differences between these three options.

Thanks for joining me this week. Enjoy your moments!

Blessings, Love and Light,


Copyright 2014 Cathy W. Lauro


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