Why It Takes Enormous Strength To Walk Away From What Is Comfortable

Fall is in full force. The weather is changing. Soon, there will be no trace left of the summer days. As the pigment of the leaves changes, we watch them fall off the branches, then make their way back to Earth. It’s a reminder that every now and then, we need to use our strength and make some changes in our lives.

Oftentimes, we become so accustomed to things and people that we try to hold onto them too tightly out of fear of change. On one hand, convenience and familiarity is comfortable. Our minds can make us believe we need these things, situations, and relationships, and that’s why we hold on to them for dear life.

People and things will come in and out of our lives, so we need to learn when it’s time to walk away. This has been one of the hardest lessons for me to learn. I’ve had to painfully walk away from people and things that I wanted to hold onto because I feared letting go. I was able to let them out of my life, but it took strength to walk away.

It takes strength to walk away from someone you love.

When holding on is hurting you, and you’re stuck in a relationship that is no longer what you want, what you deserve, it’s time to walk away. Walking away requires strength.  Leaving others behind might hurt at first, but once the pain is gone, you will start to see things from a different perspective.  You will understand that walking away from someone who is not good for you is a sign of strength and courage. By walking away, you are freeing yourself to eventually find a better partner.

It takes strength to walk away from friends who no longer walk the same path.

If you have grown apart from your friends, it takes strength to understand that not all friendships are meant to last forever. By walking away, though, you’re not discrediting what you once had, you’re not forgetting the memories and the good times you once shared. Instead, you are simply acknowledging that you and your friends are different now, that things have changed, and this is not what you want anymore.

It takes strength to walk away from the past.

The past has so many memories from which we don’t want to move on. Our hearts see the good in those sweet times, the history within them. But the pain that the past brings keeps you from living in the present, and living in the past ruins your future.

It takes strength to walk away from bad situations.

When you know that nothing you can do will change a situation, walking away is the best solution. You just can’t fix some things.

It takes strength to walk away from a career.

You may have invested your best years and worked your way up, but when a job has ceased being satisfying or what you’re doing is no longer fun,  it’s time to walk away.

It takes strength to walk away from what is comfortable. You need strength to walk away, and leave everything behind. It takes strength to walk away from relationships, friends, and even family. You need strength to walk away from all that you’ve ever known. It takes strength to walk away from everything that no longer serves you. You need strength to walk away from things in your life to which you find yourself too emotionally attached.

When you finally realize your worth, you’ll walk away from your past; people, habits, and choices that don’t serve you. You will realize that these things are getting in the way of your own personal growth and happiness.

Walk away from anything that taxes you mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually.

Walk away from anything that no longer makes you happy, and trust that life has better plans for you. Whenever we walk away from anything that’s not serving us, the Universe will bring us something even more wonderful.

Walking away from people and things that are no longer meant to be in our lives allows us to start making new, positive memories and to replace those people and things with better ones.

Walk away from what no longer serves you and gravitate towards the people who make you happy, the things that bring you joy, and the places that bring you peace.

Walking away shows that you are strong. Walking away has nothing to do with weakness, but everything to do with strength. Grab onto the future and walk away from the past because you deserve it.

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