Unhook Those Chains

Adrian S. Potter
5 min readAug 14, 2021

Release whatever has been tying you down.

Photo by Hussain Badshah on Unsplash

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

“People fall so in love with their pain, they can’t leave it behind. The same as the stories they tell. We trap ourselves.” — Chuck Palahniuk

Are you unable to progress in life because you remain tethered to the past?

It’s time to unhook those chains.

You might wonder, “What the heck does unhook those chains mean?” You probably don’t think past challenges constrain you. Yet every day, your subconscious speculates on how to break free.

Unhook those chains means releasing yourself from the things in your past that quietly keep you mentally imprisoned, such as:

· Regrets and anxieties

· The stress of daily life

· Grief and guilt

· The shadow of abuse or addiction

· Friendship or love lost

· Poor financial decisions

· The memories of mistakes made

· The paradox of success that forces you to keep chasing the carrot

· Steps never taken



Adrian S. Potter

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