It sounds strange but in my experience one of the toughest parts of moving on is leaving the pain behind you. I found the pain I endured almost comforting because it was the only thing linking me to my bitter sweet memories of the past, and, obviously, the person those memories where shared with.

 

I am here to let you know that the benefits of letting go and moving on far far outweigh the benefits of hanging on.

 

Once I did move on a weight was lifted, I felt free. I had more energy, optimism, my enthusiasm soared and I was generally more engaged with life. For the first time in ages I saw all the directions my life could take, my passions re-emerged and I was more motivated and driven, looking to the future with a renewed sense of hope.

 

Of course in the midst of my pain if you had told me I would go on to live such a meaningful, happy and fulfilling life I would have dismissed it as impossible. By following the five steps outlined in Monday’s series posts you too can reap these rewards, however distant that reality might seem now.

 

Have you successfully navigated letting go and moving on? Are you now leading a happy and meaningful life? Do you have any words of encouragement for those who are finding difficulty letting go? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.