Lately I have been irritated.
I have been irritated, because I feel like people have been taking my kindness for weakness. Certain people do things to me and I forgive them… I give them a second chance and an opportunity to correct themselves. I realize that everyone makes mistakes, so I try to be forgiving and open minded toward people. However, the quote referenced above is extremely accurate… I have been allowing people to stay in my life far longer than they deserve.
I am a wishful thinker. I like to imagine that people will change and start acting like they are supposed to. However, this rarely ever happens and keeping them around only leads to disappointment.
This cycle of letting poisonous people stay in my life is now over. If someone treats me poorly, I will cut it off right then and there. I am tired of excuses… all people do is make excuses to justify their actions. Actions speak louder than words and I am tired of being gullible and believing people when they make false promises.
I have always had a difficult time letting go of people. I always believed they would suddenly transform into the person I wanted them to be. Now that I am a little older, I realize how ridiculous my logic was. I realize that if someone is only causing heartache and pain, they need to be let go. This applies to guys, girls, family members, whoever.
Besides trying to get into the habit of letting people go, this week has been dedicated to thinking of my career. I have been getting opinions from a lot of people in my life and a conversation I had yesterday really made me realize what I need to do in order to succeed. I am feeling confident that in 2017 I will progress in life and get closer to doing what I love.
My friends revealed to me that a lot of times we as people do what we think we have to and not what we want to do. I have to admit that this is 100% accurate in my life. If I died tomorrow, I would be frustrated with what I was currently doing in my life. I would regret not dedicating more time to what I love which is writing, communications and multimedia. Therefore, I plan on investing more time into work related to these interests. Initially, I was feeling very lazy, but I realize that is not the case. I am not a “lazy” person. I am just dedicating my time to all the wrong things… which relates to prioritizing. Stay tuned everyone! I have come up with a new plan and now that I understand what I need to do, 2017 should be a breeze.