“There is a big difference between giving up and letting go.
Giving up means selling yourself short. It means allowing fear
and struggle to limit your opportunities and keep you stuck.
Letting go means freeing yourself from something that is no
longer serving you. It means removing toxic people and belief
systems from your life so that you can make room for

relationships and ideas that are conducive to your wellbeing
and happiness. Giving up reduces your life. Letting go expands it.
Giving up is imprisoning. Letting go is liberation. Giving up is
self-defeat. Letting go is self-care. So the next time you make
the decision to release something or someone that is stifling
your happiness and growth, and a person has the audacity to
accuse you of giving up or being weak, remind yourself of the
difference. Remind yourself that you don’t need anyone’s
permission or approval to live your life in the way that feels
right. No one has the authority to tell you who to be or how
to live. No one gets to decide what your life should look like
or who should be a part of it. No one, but you.”
Daniell Koepke