Monday, March 25, 2013

Giving Up vs. Letting Go

There is a big difference between giving up and letting go. 
Giving up means selling yourself short. 
It means allowing fear and struggle to limit your opportunities and keep you stuck. 
Letting go means freeing yourself from something that is no longer serving you. 
It means removing toxic people and belief systems from your life so that you can make room for relationships and ideas that are conducive to your well being and happiness. 
Giving up reduces your life. 
Letting go expands it. 
Giving up is imprisoning. 
Letting go is liberation.
 Giving up is self-defeat. 
Letting go is self-care. 
So the next time you make the decision to release something or someone that is stifling your happiness and growth, and a person has the audacity to accuse you of giving up or being weak, remind yourself of the difference. 
Remind yourself that you don’t need anyone’s permission or approval to live your life in the way that feels right. 
 No one has the authority to tell you who to be or how to live. 
No one gets to decide what your life should look like or who should be a part of it. 
No one, but you.
 -Danielle Koepke



  1. Surrendering and letting go bring freedom within. No more fighting, but surrounded by peace, joy and happiness. Thank you again... xoxo

    1. Yes, exactly. Surround yourself with peace, joy, and happiness. :)

  2. So I actually linked your post in my Monday blog post because I just couldn't stop reading this over and over. The message is spot on and something I can so relate to.

    1. Okay- that makes sense because I was getting a ton of traffic from your blog. So thank you, I really appreciate that!! :-)