These 4 Quotes Could Be Your Blueprint For Letting Go

Adrian S. Potter
4 min readJan 24, 2022

Leave the bullshit and drama behind.

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The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

The most challenging scenarios in life require you to let go of the things that keep you from blooming into your full potential.

Think about all the painful situations that taint the human condition — the loss of a loved one, toxic relationships, the impact of poor decisions, soul-crushing jobs, or just a negative mindset that has tightened up your mental flexibility.

So often, you can find yourself rudderless, drifting in a holding pattern, and unsure of where to head next. It’s easy to get stuck in an endless cycle of frustration and self-loathing. But it doesn’t need to be this way.

Release yourself from carrying the heavy burden of guilt, hurt, envy, or rage, and you will make progress towards becoming your future self. That improved version of you will be stronger, smarter, and more headstrong after abandoning the hang-ups that once held you hostage.

Break free and stop towing around extra cargo. Leave the bullshit and drama behind — it will be empowering and transformative.

These 4 quotes may motivate you to let the past go and lean into the growth you need.

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. The past is closed and limited; the future is open and free.
— Deepak Chopra

I hate when people resist change by saying, “I’ve always done it this way.” Hands down, it’s the laziest copout ever.

So what if you’ve gambled your paycheck away every Friday night? Who cares that you’ve always let relatives and friends treat you like a doormat? Maybe you may have always done things a certain way, but replicating your screw-ups ad nauseum is borderline masochistic.

Acknowledge your personal history and learn from it. Study it, take notes, and deduce how to make things better going forward.

Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity ·