Many people will give up on the person you choose to become because your growth into greatness was never a part of their plan. Because they refuse to grow themselves or come up with excuses for their lack of self discipline, they will start believing that “you think you’re better” because you are serious about you. Tell them with all the love in the world, “Get serious about yours because I’m serious about mine!” Don’t let other people stop you from being the best version of yourself. Some people are so comfortable with where you are now that they’ll do whatever to distract you from getting to where you’re trying to go!
Not everyone will understand your positive changes and that’s okay! They don’t have to understand but they dang sure better respect it and if they can’t do that then you to let them go. You don’t always have to completely cut ties but sometimes distance is necessary! Don’t ever feel bad about changing for the better. It’s sad to say but sometimes old friends will not help create an environment to welcome the new you and as a result .. sometimes you just have to start over and get yourself a new set of real friends.
You need to be connected to people who are going to build you up and continuously provoke forward movement. Try to make friends with people who have dreams, desires and ambition. They’ll help you push for and realize your own before you even know it. The kind of company you keep has a bigger impact on your life than you will ever know. I’ve never been one to be really big on friends anyway. As long as I know I have a few in my corner that are genuine and true then I’m good but I will say this .. the people in your corner, those closest to you, those that are in your circle should want to see you win. Your circle should be pushing you everyday. Your circle should be encouraging your growth.
There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger and just live a little better !!
So , if it becomes necessary to disconnect from a few old friends that don’t support you, your positive changes or what you’re trying to do .. then heyyy.. do what you gotta do!! I just wrote a post on 5 bad habits that ruin your happiness not too long ago and sometimes not having the right people in your corner can effect your happiness too!
You deserve to be happy in every aspect of your life; not just a few. Don’t be fearful of the fact of being lonely either. Trust and believe that God will allow you to cross paths and connect with certain people that need to be in your life for that next level you’re approaching!!💙
“Spend More Time With Jesus”
This is just something that I need to do a better job at period. Sometimes, I’ll do good reading my bible and spending some time in prayer everyday and then after a while.. I get very inconsistent with it. I don’t know why but I need to improve my consistency. I’m going to work on spending time with God around the exact same time EVERYDAY and not just when I feel like it. I believe if I can find balance with that, I’ll do better.
“Drink More Water!”
Okay, so this one.. I might struggle with! As much as I LOVEEE my Sprites and slushes from Sonic, I know I need to give them a rest. Sometimes I like water and sometimes I don’t. Even though I know water is healthy.. I still have a love/hate relationship with it. However, there are many benefits to drinking water!! It increases energy & relieves fatigue, promotes weight loss, flushes out toxins, improves skin complexion, boosts immune system and prevents cramps and sprains. So with that being said, I’m going to do better!! So far, I’ve gotten in the habit of drinking water all day while I’m at work. I wait to drink everything else later in the evening when I’m eating dinner. I’m not sure if that defeats the purpose or not but it’s a start!
“Work on Shutting Down Conversations That Aim To Tear Down Other People”
Uh ohh.. this is a big one!! It is so easy to get caught up in conversations of gossip. It’s easy to fall into the trap of talking about negative things, problems, disappointments and struggles, especially when it’s about someone else. Don’t act like you’re not guilty of it. We’ve all done it. Whether it’s you that starts the conversation or someone else.. it is so easy to get on the subject of other people’s business instead of focusing on the POSITIVE things that they have going on or solutions for their problems. WE gotta do better. Yes, I’m talking about me too! We gotta work on speaking more words of encouragement that will build people up and make them feel better instead of tearing them down. We get many opportunities everyday to put this into practice, but it requires real discipline and determination.
Yes I know, I didn’t set A LOT of goals.. but that’s just how I am. I like to set small realistic goals for myself and work on reaching them first before I set way too many just to end up feeling unaccomplished. It’s just easier that way for me 🙂 Do you have any personal goals for the month of March? Feel free to share them with me! I would love the inspiration! Oh & don’t forget to like, comment, share or subscribe to my site if you liked this post or any of my other posts!! Thank you guys!! All support is appreciated more than you will ever know!
In this season of my life, I’m learning the power of loving from a distance. It is not necessary to rebuild a relationship with everyone you’ve forgiven. It’s really not. Just because you’re at peace doesn’t mean they’re still not toxic. When you get tired of being of stressed out, depressed, angry and unhappy all the time eventually you begin craving peace and once you get a taste of that… you’ll see that there’s nothing like it. Peace of Mind… I know once I get mine, I’ll do almost anything to keep it! Sometimes, it’s a hard thing to obtain and even harder to keep if you’re not careful about who and what you spend your time around. I have found it to be hard putting distance between myself and certain people; especially those you’re supposed to be close to… like family members for example. Family or not though, it doesn’t matter who they are, if they’re bringing you down or causing you stress then it becomes necessary to create some distance. When you’re really on a mission to be successful in life, even if the goal is something as simple as obtaining that “peace of mind” you’ll begin to see how important it is to eliminate any negativity. And let me explain something, just because you love from a distance doesn’t mean you don’t care, don’t support, and just completely shut people out of your life. It just means you finally love yourself enough to walk away from things and people that no longer serve you growth. You love and respect yourself enough to start surrounding yourself with people who support you & genuinely love/care about you instead of being around those who find pleasure in pushing your buttons. When you respect yourself enough to say, “I DESERVE PEACE” and walk away from situations or people that prevent you from attaining it, you’ll see your life begin to change drastically… for the better! You’ll be much happier, less stressed and healthier !! 🙂