“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it. This is because there is nothing that can take its place.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching.
Surrender does not have to mean that ‘you lose’.
That’s a scarcity-based mindset. You can choose a generosity-based mindset.
The more you can surrender to that, the better you can become.
On the universal scale, you must surrender to the forces of nature, otherwise you’ll be kicking and screaming at the rain.
On a personal level, you must surrender to the fact that some things are beyond your control.
There is much you can control internally in order to achieve external results.
Conversely, you cannot convince others to change. You can change yourself, you can show others the path, but they must take the step.
You must first surrender to this if you want to create positive change.
Surrender to your thoughts. Do not fight them.
Surrender to your pain. Do not avoid it.
Surrender your reservations, judgments, and fears.
See what happens from there.