Why Giving Up Was The Best Thing I Ever Did

All of my life people would always tell me not to give up; to keep fighting. They would say, “fail all you want, just keep going and don’t give up!” I’m sure that’s something we have all heard countless times and it’s probably what kept us from, well, giving up.

I get it – but I’m not sure I agree with it. That’s a cool idea and all, but now that I’m older, I’ve realized something;

Giving up is something we all need to do.

Hear me out, please.

Recently, I gave up so many things in my life.

I gave up food that’s bad for me. I gave up procrastinating. I gave up being negative. I gave up holding grudges. I gave up letting myself get angry. I gave up wasting my time. I just gave up.

See where I’m going with this now?

Sometimes in life it is perfectly acceptable, if not completely necessary, to just give up! So many bad habits in our life plague us and decrease the quality of our life, so why not go against the grain and give them up? What will you lose?

That brings me to another point – stop thinking of things in life in terms of what you will lose, rather think of it in terms of what you will gain.

Give up on that dead end relationship that results in you crying every two weeks and gain closure and someone who deserves you.

Give up on the job that beats you down every day and makes it so that you don’t want to get out of your bed cocoon every morning and gain a fulfilling career you jump to get too.

Give up on thinking you have to follow through on every commitment you ever made because someone once told you giving up is bad and gain peace and serenity.


Giving up was the best thing I could have ever done for myself and I wish I would have started giving up sooner. Sometimes I may relapse, but hey, that just gives me the chance to give up all over again – and I think I’ve made it clear how much I love doing that.

Bottom line: If something isn’t working for you in your life and you’ve exhausted all possibilities of trying to make said thing work, you know what to do. Give up and move on – you’ll thank yourself for it later.

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