How to Give Up

Some people just don’t understand how to give up on things. Clearly, there are things to give up on (for perfectly good reasons). Here’s three tips for giving up.

1) If you see something that could use improvement, don’t do anything about it.

I’m sure we can all think of things that need improved on. For me, my Robotics Club needs a lot of help. Maybe you’re involved in an activity that needs reworked, or your youth group needs a fresh start, or your job has a problem that needs solved. Whatever you do, don’t try to help. Don’t do anything about the problems. Find a refutable excuse to hide behind.

2) If someone doesn’t like it, burn it.

Do you have something you’re passionate about? I’m sure you do. My passion is writing. Other people enjoy reading, fencing, singing, helping others. The lists go on and on. What’s very important for you to know is that the opinions of others are more important than anything else, including your own. Somebody doesn’t think you can sing? Clearly, you should stop. Somebody didn’t like what you wrote? For heaven’s sake, burn it.

3) Shrug it off.

Now, there are some situations where you shouldn’t shrug things off: like, when someone unintentionally hurts your feelings and apologizes, or when you get hit in the arm with a basketball. However, if you have a friendship slipping through the cracks, and the person is making efforts to help salvage it: shrug it off. If you have assignments in school that need to be taken care of in order to maintain a good grade: shrug it off. If you have a responsibility breathing down your neck: shrug it off.

I hope these tips have helped you get a better grasp on how to give up on things. Remember, a refutable excuse is the gold of procrastination.

Here’s to never improving ourselves or our surroundings!


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