Affirmation for July 13, 2010: Perseverence and Letting Go

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. - Author Unknown Thought of the day: As a counterpoint to yesterday's affirmation, it's truly an art to know when you need to stick it through, and when it's time to move on-- in relationships, in jobs, in anything that seems just a little rough. How can you tell when there will be a light at the end of the tunnel, and how can you tell when you're just heading for a dead end? There's no sure answer to this, but one tip you can use as your guide: look to the future. Will things realistically get better? Five years down the line, do you see yourself in the same place? Will the hard work you're putting in pay off? If the answer is yes, stick with it! If the answer is leaning towards no, and you're thinking of making a change, make sure your emotions are in check and you have a plan. Looking and planning ahead will help you navigate your way to happiness in a smart way. Have a clever day! TeamDS
 
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deleted_user
deleted_user

I love this saying because it keeps me feeling strong when I am doubting myself. I stuck it out for seven years to make sure that I could say I tried everything. eaving was the hardest thing I have ever done. I can\'t remember the last time I was this happy. Even with the addiction to the relationship and the loneliness, I am less burdened. I have realized my strength and I am fighting for somehing better every day.
Jessica
Jessica

good for you lmo2000! congratulations.
eve111
eve111

Your subject reminds me of the serenety prayer \"God, give me the serenety to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.\"
deleted_user
deleted_user

that totally describes my relationship right now. I finally feel like am going in the right direction. i am in the exact same boat as lmo2000 in my relationship for 7 years, i feel like i have tried everything on my part. and although i am recently letting go i feel less burdened. coming on here and seeing that jsut reassured me that i am doing the right thing.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I agree! back and forth for over a year now and things will never change. i decided to let go, i have since moved on to bigger and better things. and things couldnt be better. altho it was hard to get over him for like .hm.. i dont know 2 seconds, but after that i was able to step back and really look at it from an outsiders pov. tata for now.
deleted_user
deleted_user

i know what needs to be done, but i\'m still in a struggle. one day....
deleted_user
deleted_user

I am still pondering the question \"Is love, hope and wishing enough?\" This phrase gives me comfort and reminds me that things can get better. Action is much harder than words and I need to find the strength....