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Facing Reality: Quitting vs Letting Go. What's the difference? - Part 1

May 22, 2019

Pt. 1

Growing up, I was always taught to never give up or quit. A lot of the narratives coming out of single parent households revolves around finishing what you started, seeing objectives through to the end, and going hard by giving 100% effort. The same can be said for most inner city or lower class areas. I think those are all great things to preach, given the stigma associated with quitting, tapping out, and giving up. For example, we've all heard "Quitters never win and winners never quit'  But what happens when you hold that mentality to be true and things still don't work out. When things don't work out, you move on to the next, but I guess the delimma is, is that considered quitting or is it something completely different? 

 

Deciding when to let go is tough. But what is even more difficult is drawing the line in the sand between the definition of 'Giving Up' versus how we define 'Letting Go.' This can be applied to all facets of life: Entrepreneurial Endeavors, Relationships, Art, etc.  

 

In short: to give up is to quit. How I see quitting, ties into giving up before exhausting all possibles options to achieve the goal. To let go, is to have done all you could to bring about success and things still are not working out. Letting go may also involve circumstances that are out of your hand and in order to break a non-progressing cycle it may be in the best interest of the individual to let go. 

 

Tell me how you view the difference between the two in the comments below? 

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