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Don't give up, instead surrender. Have you ever wanted something so badly... Worked really hard… Wished... Pleaded, pushed, prayed, and still… despite all of your best efforts just could not seem to get what you want? Before you give up, consider something else... surrendering. Surrendering is: Having the courage to still hold on to the dream even though the outcome is not guaranteed Asking for help when you are not sure what to do next or need someone to walk alongside you Taking it slowly, trusting the process, reflecting and making changes and adjustments along the way Trusting that it will happen, in its own time and in its own way Sitting with hard emotions such as disappointment, fear, anxiety, and shame and dealing with them On the flip side surrendering is not: Bitterness and playing the victim—thinking over and over, “things never work for me!” Comparing to everyone else and then despairing Working harder and pushing to control the outcome Bypassing the hard feelings by eating, shopping, drinking, zoning out on social media Taking action from a place of fear and anxiety Surrendering is grace where giving up is giving in. The only time you fail is when you give up. Have you ever wanted to give up? How do you keep going? How will you surrender? Please share in the comments. | Fairygodboss
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Mimi Bishop
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Autumn Collins
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There have been days when I wanted to give up but, I am not a quitter. It sure does take a toll on your mind and body.
Mimi Bishop
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Autumn -- good for you. I also know from experience, when I have "quit" -- it nags me until I try again anyway!
Kindrid West
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I can definitely relate to wanting something and knowing it's for me, but never seeing it manifest. I love the thought of surrendering. I love how you expressed what surrendering is. Often, as we are all guilty of, I eat shop, and become bitter at the outcome. But I love the idea of surrendering gracefully. This is great food for thought and a great read!
Mimi Bishop
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Thank you! Yes -- easing into surrender can feel like oddly uncomfortable, but it's an entirely different energy than feeling frustrated and bitter. Believe me, I have been there!
Kindrid West
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Thank you Mimi!
Maria Molinari
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I love this!! I can relate to feelings of wanting to give up, I think whats gotten me through mostly is my will to make it happen. When you want something so badly and have worked so hard to make it there, it is easy to get discouraged. I just simply refuse to let it go.
Mimi Bishop
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Maria -- good for you! Tap into that will on the days that are hard -- will power is a muscle. Keep going!