Let it go

Let it go, let it go!
Can’t hold it back any more.
Let it go, let it go! Turn away and slam the door.
I don’t care what they’re going to say.
Let the storm rage on.
The cold never bothered me anyway.

-Idina Menzel


Being human is tough. Yes! It is in the sense that each one of us are dealing with our hidden demons in the struggle to stay alive. But the need of the hour is to rise above those emotions and situations. But let’s face it to do that you need guts.

Inhibitions are man’s greatest enemy. It acts as roadblock in our path to success. But the question remains why do we give in to such inhibitions in spite of knowing the fact that they are hindering our success. In this context I would however like to clarify that ‘success’ does not necessarily have to mean professional success but that which is for our all-round development of character and personality. People will not remember you by the number of degrees you possess but because of your inner strength and quality. In this sense then developing your innate strength and traits plays a major role for you certainly cannot win people’s heart and be appreciated if you do not build up your inner traits and in the process let go of your inhibitions.


Letting go of one’s inhibitions is easier said than done. The fear associated with it makes it all the more difficult. Old and bad habits you see die hard but sooner or later bad habits have to be ridden off. When a person gets addicted to say a substance or has a drinking problem he is sent to rehab to recuperate but in the case of inhibitions you yourself is the doctor because the treatment lies not outside but within. Of course there are various personality development cells but the major task has to be done by you yourself to get rid of it. As Raymond Lindguist says, “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar”.

Inhibitions can be of varied forms. The fear to speak in public, meeting new people, occasionally thinking of what others might think of you if you do a thing in a certain way, stage fright etc. all are inhibitions. You just don’t realize it unless someone points it out for you. But honestly ask yourself is it worth it? Is the very idea of thinking about what others think of you worth it? If a person hates you then in any case he is going to hate you no matter how much you try. But the only one at loss is you for you have wasted those precious time of your life trying to impress someone who does not value your worth. Life is not something to be squandered upon. The very fact that we are born as humans makes us special indeed. So why not utilize this special life and do what makes us happy. Forget about what others may think of you. The only thing that matters is YOU and ONLY YOU. And as for stage fright and over consciousness, you have to overcome those fears and stop being so self-conscious. We all make mistakes and end up looking silly. Its not a big deal but yes you ought to have the uncanny ability to loosen up and laugh at yourself too. In that way you can handle an untoward incident and yet appear COOL. What is of utmost importance is to access the situation.

                                                                                        forsake inhibitions

Life is too short to brood over your flaws. The real world however can be enjoyed only when you come out of your cocoon. The film Sydney White aptly projects this. The film is about a girl Sydney who in spite of being a fresher refuses to follow the usual chick flick norms to seek attention of others and instead charts her own way out and is noticed and appreciated because of being different from others. Unlike her, her male group of friends however like to enclose themselves up in each other’s company thereby refusing to go out and meet new people. They are sort of tied up in their own world of inhibitions and think themselves to be ‘socially not acceptable’ and hence different. The moment of epiphany however comes when the Greek heartthrob of the college visits them and tells them that he and his friends like to play video games too. Its like a moment of recognition for them because they thought that stuffs like playing videos games are for introvert people and not for hip and cool boys. Slowly, they begin to come out of their shell only to realize that the world is a much better place and there are people like them too so there is nothing to be ashamed of.

Oprah Winfrey said, “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure”. So who cares what others think of you. Enjoy the moment that is all that matters. And for that you have to bid adieu to your inhibitions. Each one of us have inhibitions. However, some choose to show it and others don’t. And the trick lies therein. Why show others your weaknesses when you can overcome it. Try thinking of it this way. Nobody is born perfect but we surely can perfect ourselves. For that you need to have faith in yourself; the belief that no matter what others think and say you will not be bogged down by others. Get a hold of your inhibitions and be done with it. Surely, you will commit a mistake but do not forget that lessons of life can be learned through mistakes. Its like the trial and error method. The more you try the less error you will commit; eventually finding your way through and reach that perfect spot that you deserve. Success of your life depends on your hands and your inhibitions will only thwart that success if you do not get rid of your inhibitions. Talk to your loved ones about your problem. Do not hide it from them. Shame and fear are the two things that cripple the mind. So do not fear. Only a firm resolution can free you from your inhibitions. Try going out and meet new people. Be bold and confident in whatever you do. Society appreciates those who are confident in their approach. Make conversations. Be more open and accommodating. Do not be afraid to let people in. You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding. So yes! Understand the severity of situation; the severity of damage that your certain inhibitions can do to your life.

And once you are free from your inhibitions fire away like a cannonball. Enjoy life. Enjoy the world and do not be afraid of making tough decisions. Do not be afraid of making mistakes. Enjoy the moment and do whatever makes you happy for what is life if you are not happy. Gradually you will realize the true meaning of life. And as Lea Michelle’s song goes:

But I won’t hide inside

I gotta get out, gotta get out, gotta get out, gotta get out

Lonely inside and light the fuse

Light it now, light it now, light it now

And now I will start living today, today, today

I close the door

I got this new beginning and I will fly

I’ll fly like a cannonball, like a cannonball, like a cannonball

I’ll fly, I’ll fly, I’ll fly like a cannonball


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