– By Sunny Agboju
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” – Lao Tzu.
I know a woman who receives the beating of her life regularly from her husband of 8 years marriage. She’s done everything humanly possible to avoid this without success. The more she tries the worse it gets. She has several bodily injuries as a result…
There’s a young, brilliant graduate with honours from a University who can’t secure gainful employment. He’s into petty trading in the hope to build on it. But for five years he does everything he possibly can yet the business isn’t just growing. The more he tries the more he succeeds in failing…
This man and woman have often been advised to never quit when the going gets rough. Truth is that there’s nothing wrong with that advice. But the question is, should one never really quit? Isn’t there a point at which quitting is better? Isn’t there a situation where not quitting is foolish?
Sometimes quitting is an act of strength and not weakness. It is better to quit than hanging on to something that is obviously killing you. Sometimes you cannot move forward in life until you let go; the important thing is to never forget what the hurt taught you.
My friend, if you want to fly, you’ve got to leave the ground. If you want to move forward, you’ve got to let go of that which drags you down. You see, there are some struggles in life that must be continued, and there are some that must be brought to a close – the wisdom is in knowing which, and when.
Did you know? – About 15 billion cigarettes are smoked everyday worldwide.