Toxicity

This is a message from my heart. I have recently let go of a person who was very important to me because of their constant negativity. I was being held back. I lost all of my motivation. Ultimately, I lost who I was. It got to a point where I was unable to smile. I wasn’t myself. I allowed this person to stay in my life for an entire year. Over time, the people around me noticed the change. I’m a very social and happy person but I didn’t want to speak to people anymore. When I finally made the decision to let go of this person, people commented on my constant smiling again. I very quickly became myself once more. This was a huge life lesson that I will happily share.

There will be people in your life who keep you from growing. You may love these people and choose to ignore the fact that they are holding you back. You may even recognize that you’re being held back. I recognized that I was being held back but I allowed the negative person to stay in my life for a year. Why did I and why do you let these people stay? Is it your friends, your family, a partner? Sometimes you have to walk alone to find yourself. Your perspective on life can be influenced by those around you. Their words and thoughts have power over you. Life is about growing. There is a purpose for you in your life but you have to grow. You have to let go of some people and overcome the obstacles in your life.

The two pictures are the same image. One can be perceived as gloomy. The other is a very beautiful image of a nice day. This first image is the influence that the wrong people have on you. The color is drained in the first image. The other if full of life. Do not let someone drain you. Be happy and full of life. You have the power in yourself to be successful without others. It is better to walk alone and to be yourself than to let someone take the color from your life. Be happy. Be free. Be beautifully yourself.

The Power of Your Thoughts

Your mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy. It depends solely on your outlook on life. A quote by Henry Ford states, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right”. This quote holds a lot of truth, especially in everyday life. If you wake up to go work at a job you can’t stand, you aren’t going to be happy. The paycheck isn’t worth the sacrifice. If you force yourself to stay in a relationship that you don’t want to be in, you aren’t going to be happy. If you break yourself down and continue to fill your mind with negativity, you will not be successful in your actions. However, if you believe in yourself and your own capabilities, you will have a much higher chance of success in all that you do. In order to grow and be happy, you have to trust yourself. Each of you have a flame burning inside of you, a passion, a goal, a story to share. Let your flames burn bright. Be the light in someones darkness. Don’t be the reason that another persons flame dies out. Be happy, be proud, be bold, and above all else, just be yourself. When you are true to yourself, you can overcome any obstacle put in your path. While unfortunate things happen in life, the way that you react to those situations are what define you as a person. Are you going to allow yourself to grow? Will you let yourself sink? The choice is yours.