How do You Know When to Give Up or Let Go?

I trust this finds you well today and enjoying your beautiful life! I am getting this blog out early to you as I will be in a workshop, called PleasureCEO, on Monday – Wednesday. It’s all about doing business from the feminine and I can hardly wait to tell you more about what I learn.

For now, I am sharing about my recent trip to the Red Cross, where I attempted to donate blood. I was super excited about it as it has been a while since I have done so and I really love being of contribution. When was the last time you gave blood?

Well, despite my enthusiasm and desire for doing so, unfortunately my veins were not cooperating and were playing roly-poly, avoiding the needle. That was the case, not just on one arm, but both. So sadly, while I tried my best with all good intentions, I couldn’t give blood last week. The wonderful, kind-hearted staff at the Red Cross highly encouraged me to come back – perhaps I will, but likely I will not.

Here’s me at the Red Cross “trying” to give blood.

While I kinda felt like a failure in my blood donation attempt, I also knew that it wasn’t really my fault, and that given the circumstances, I needed to let it go. Truly, I gave it my best but clearly it just wasn’t meant to be. This scenario had me connect even deeper to the question that one of my Private Mentorship clients recently asked me about her newborn Kids Yoga biz, she said: “How do you know when to give up and let go?”

What a profound question, I thought, and I have been pondering it ever since she asked. My experience of having to give up/let go at the Red Cross has helped me get some clarity, and as always, I would love to hear from you about, how do you know when it is time to give up or let go of something?

No matter what the scenario is, giving blood or working in your Kids Yoga biz, there will always be challenges along the way that may have you wondering about whether it’s time to give up and let go.

Here are a few signs that may be evidence that it is that time:

You no longer feel it in your heart. Not all projects, businesses, or dreams are meant to last forever. It’s possible that that original idea that once filled your heart is no longer your passion or desire. Be gentle with yourself as there is nothing wrong with changing your mind. It’s your life, why not choose what makes your heart happy?!

You feel exhausted. If teaching a class, or creating a new project in your Kids Yoga biz has you feeling exhausted – physically, emotionally & mentally – then it may be time to let it go. Life is precious and meant to be joyful, resourcing and full of life force not draining, energy-sucking or flat. Sometimes it’s hard to see the possibility of goodness when things are such a struggle, so try reminding yourself of a time when you did have positivity and use this as an anchor, knowing it is possible to have joy and freedom.

You aren’t able to visualize a positive outcome. While it is normal and natural to have fears and concerns about projects, especially in biz, if you are only seeing the bad, and none of the good, then you may want to reconsider. Spiritual teachings and the law of attraction preach that having a negative mind will yield more negativity. If seeing the good is too much of a struggle, then letting go may be what’s needed or else you may just create a failure.

I am not saying these are the only signs or signals that it is time to give up, let go and move on, but hopefully a few that will get you thinking about something in your biz that you may be ready to release. We all work so hard in our Kids Yoga businesses, and effort is necessary but it doesn’t need to be an up hill battle every single day. Be sure there is fun, passion and inspiration in what you are doing and if there is – then green light go. If there is struggle like you are swimming up stream, then it’s definitely something to consider. I personally found them poking at my veins a struggle and I feel good about my choice to give up and let go. You should too.

No matter what, if you do, choose to give up on something, trust your choice. You are not a failure, you are even more of a warrior for listening to your heart and acting on your truth!

With so much respect and support for you,
Jodi

PS – If you are struggling an unsure of whether to give up and let go OR need support in growing your Kids Yoga biz, I am here for you. Send me an email and let’s hop on a call as I’d love to hear what you are going through. Depending on your needs, The Biz of Kids Yoga Mastermind and Private Mentorship are available for you and I’d love to tell you more.

3 Comments
  1. Rachel Glowacki 4 years ago

    Thank you for the reminder. It’s like the waves, they roll in and they roll out. It’s not good nor bad. It just is.

  2. Sky Ladd 4 years ago

    Very good topic! I especially find this question to be true if you have moved from a successful location to a new one and can’t quite figure out why it’s not working. I fortunately have the flexibility to change my programming and still incorporate yoga into it. This way parents can see their children enjoy and be successful eith yoga and I can introduce the classes at a later date in hopes that they will fill up. That’s the plan!
    And yes, I donate blood at least twice a year since I am O- . Interesting fact: O- is the only universal blood donor and only about 7% of the American population is O-. We also can only donate blood to ourselves. In a pinch we can accept O+ but we really need O-. So donate if you can! YOU may need it some day!

  3. ChloesGramma 3 years ago

    I found this article after looking up “roly poly while giving blood donations.” I’m glad I did because the article, although touching upon my blood donation failure, shed light on other things I need to consider in my life. Thank you.

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