Giving In -vs- Giving Up
Updated: Dec 20, 2019
We give in to a number of things and for a number of reasons. We give in to arguments because we realize that it's best to lose the battle of who's right if we expect to win the war of maintaining a great relationship. We give in to the resistance of working out because no matter what the mind says, the body can only take so much. But giving in doesn't mean we're giving up. It's simply us being the bigger person, or us giving our bodies a well-deserved break. Giving up means that we stop trying. That we have stopped pushing. That we have settled for less. Life is a lesson, to pass, we must fail a few tests. We learn from our failures because we have now experienced them. Experience is the greatest teacher. So, it's alright to give in, hey, it's expected of a wise person to do so. But under no circumstance is it ever cool to give up. Giving up defeats the purpose of having gotten started.