Would you rather go on that journey with someone who is eager to join your adventures? Or would you prefer to travel with someone who always wants to stop because you never get to your destination? Would it be one who whines and complains about how bumpy the road is or one that experiences everything with eyes wide open? I don’t know about you but give me a wide-eyed eager companion every time.
They say that life is a journey and not a destination. I agree 100%. It is a journey that all of us have to take. However, we have to choose for ourselves who accompanies us on that journey. We can make life a great and happy journey if we surround ourselves with people that motivate us, inspire us, and make us want more for ourselves and in return you motive, inspire, and make them want more for themselves.
Surrounding yourself with people that bring you down, question your actions or counter your decisions is not going to make for a pleasant journey. There is never room for people that are going to weigh you down, slow you down, and hold you back. There is no excuse for tolerating that kind of behavior, yet many of us do. We allow that behavior to kill a good time. By allowing that behavior to continue we encourage its growth, so much that it grows into something so bitter and ugly that the only way to eradicate it is by doing something radical.
It may be by radically cutting loose all those that are dragging you down, no matter how close they have grown to you.
It may be difficult but in order to travel through life’s journey you best serve yourself and those you choose to travel with by not bringing any dead weight along. Realize that in doing this you will have to be stronger than the negativity. If you want to travel into a world that is full of richness and wonder and not in a world that dwells in bitterness, jealousy, disdain, and contempt your inner strength will have to be rock solid.
Of course, there will be hurt feelings. There are always hurt feelings but in this case by casting off those that bring you down you, the only hurt feelings will be of those that recognize that you are no longer giving them a place for their behavior to fester.
It will be difficult but if you don’t sooner rather than later, you will never do it.
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