“Many people believe holding on and hanging in there, infinitely, are signs of incredible strength. But there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go, and then to actually do it.”
I wasn’t sure if I agreed with this opening totally. My mum had taught me during the years she remained with my dad that ‘holding on and hanging in there’ were definitely signs of strength. You sucked it up and got on with life but there were times I felt there had to be more to her life. And what about those other ‘times’? Is it ok to hold on when your boss is treating you disrespectfully for an extended period of time? Is it ok to hang in there when your co-worker keeps stabbing you in the back? How strong is strong? And for how long should you stay strong?
There are 6 strong signs however which do confirm when it’s time for you to let go and move on with your life. To read more about these signs and why we should take them to heart when they appear in our lives, click on the title below and after reading share your own take on this by leaving a comment or two. In the meantime, I’m off to check for some signs …
According to Marc and Angela you know it’s time to let go when:
- Someone constantly expects you to be someone you’re not.
- A person’s actions don’t match their words.
- You have a habit of moping and feeling sorry for yourself.
- You’re clutching tight to an easy-street mentality.
- You truly dislike your current situation.
- You catch yourself obsessing over, and living in, the past.
Passionate writers, admirers of the human spirit, and full time students of life, Marc and Angel Chernoff enjoy sharing inspirational advice and practical tips for life on their popular personal development blog, “Marc and Angel Hack Life.” Currently the site contains over 600 articles on happiness, productivity, emotional intelligence, relationships, and general self-improvement, and has attracted over 100 million page views and 100 thousand subscribers since its inception in 2006. http://www.marcandangel.com