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Why Giving Up is Sometimes the Best Solution to a Problem
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via Lifehacker by Whitson Gordon on 2/25/11


Why Giving Up is Sometimes the Best Solution to a ProblemThere comes a time when the work required to achieve certain dreams stops being beneficial and starts being a source of anxiety. Blogger Johnathan Mead reminds us that sometimes, there’s nothing wrong with just giving up and moving on.

While making goals is good for us, achieving those goals isn’t always good for us—especially when it just isn't possible. Mead reminds us that sometimes, we put so much effort into achieving these goals that we forget their purpose:

Trying to make things happen all the time creates a lot of unnecessary anxiety. It’s stressful trying to deny what is.

When I give up, I accept life as it is. No strings attached. No wishing things were different. If an action needs to be taken, I take it. But I’ve given up letting my happiness be dependent on a thing.

Most of these problems only exist within our minds. They’re not real physical problems; they’re simply psychic, imagined obstacles.

His post is an interesting read, and while it may be a bit out there for some, the overall point it makes is pretty undeniable: when your goals become more stressful than they’re worth, there’s no shame in giving up. Hit the link to read more, and share your thoughts with us in the comments. Photo modified from an original by Frerieke.Thanks, Kev!


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