“You cannot convince someone to see something that they do not want to see, no matter how much you know it would improve their lives. You have to love and accept them exactly as they are today. If you cannot do that, you have to let them go and find their own way, in their own time, if they ever choose to do so. Otherwise, you’ll be giving them the power over your happiness, too.” — Doe Zantamata—
Letting go of a relationship that is not working can be one of the most difficult undertakings in business and life. How do you do that? You must develop the skill of quitting and letting go. Just as a tree cannot grow unless it sheds its leaves, we cannot grow until we shed those relationships that after many efforts on our part to make them work, don’t work. And, when you hold onto relationships that are not working they will pollute your existing relationships and hinder you from developing new and healthy ones. The worst part is that we become angry with ourselves when we know we are holding on to something that isn’t working. Forget the saying, “A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.” That’s true in competitive sports. But relationships are not a competition. They are a narrative. They tell a stories about us. What stories are your relationships telling about you? If you don’t like the stories quit the relationships. Only then can you grow new relationships, like new leaves on a tree, will you put you, your business and your life in a healthier condition.