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.
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.