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From "How to Be Happy, Dammit: A Cynic's Guide to Spiritual Happiness" by Karen Salmansohn:

When you let go of unnecessary attachments, you pick up speed in heading toward your true goals.

For this reason, it's always better to have a short bad relationship than a long bad relationship. Or a short unsatisfying career versus a long unsatisfying career.

The sooner the eagle flies the coop, the sooner the high-flying eagle livin' begins. Though you also know it's scary to let go.

What if you fall? What if you don't have eagle wings after all.and cannot fly?

You must live your life using the same philosophy a mountain climber uses to climb a mountain: "Never look down. Keep looking forward and upward."

You've read: most people are not risk adverse-but loss adverse. They spend too much time looking at all the dangers that can happen if they let go.

Not you.

You consciously decide to stay focused on what you have to gain by letting go of that unsatisfying job or messed up relationship.

But you know that.it's hard to let go. It takes great emotional strength and endurance to climb up to another level. You also know, the more you climb upward, the stronger you will get because you will be building up your emotional muscles over time.

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