“Change is never easy, you fight to hold on, and you fight to let go.”
-The Wonder Years
Being stuck in the comfort zone is easy. The challenge is change. Fear of the unknown is a powerful thing. It can hold us back when what we should be doing is making moves.
I think the most impactful example of this is when it applies to people in our lives that affect us, as a result of change. In a strained relationship, you can try and exhaust all means to hold on to that bond, up until the point where it affects your happiness more than it’s worth. You may try and try your best to mend a relationship that’s unmendable in an attempt to resist change. That’s the fight to hold on.
Sometimes we just have to accept that it’s better to let go and accept the change ahead, and also to accept the things that we can’t change no matter how hard we try. When people’s roles in our lives transform, we may resist initially, but ultimately, the new role may be better than the old one.
When people leave our lives, I think the best way to look at it is if they’re no longer a part of your life, it’s simply because they’re already done accomplishing whatever purpose it was they needed to do in your life. Something takes them away and they move on, and so should you. And yes, the letting go part can be the toughest fight of all, but it can also be the most effective.
Change is inevitable, embrace it!