16 Beautifully Freeing Quotes About Letting Go

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1. “You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.” — Edwin Louis Cole

2. “One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.” — Brigitte Nicole

3. “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” — Raymond Lindquist

4. “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” Theodore Roosevelt

5. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” — J.K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Speech

6. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” — Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

7. “Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It’s because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they’re already experiencing.” Anthony Robbins

8. “Truth is you’re not okay but you will be. You’ll hold on but you’ll let go. It’ll be difficult but you’ll do it. You’re feeling weak but be strong.” R.H. Sin, Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel

9. “I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” — Jeffrey McDaniel

10. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell

11. “I can’t make you be faithful, loyal and honest. I can’t make you appreciate everything that I am but I can force you to live without me as I invest my time in someone better than you.” — R.H. Sin, Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel

12. “I’m guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve but when I’m done, I’m done.” Turcois Ominek

13. “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.” Fridtj of Nansen

14. “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them.” C. JoyBell C.

15. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” Steve Maraboli

16. “To let yourself go, is to burn with desire and never look back.” — R.M. Drake, Black Butterfly TC mark

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