Love Your People

Love Your People

As you grow, you start to figure out who you are and who you aren’t. Somethings that once interested you might not anymore. And that’s okay. Some people may have come and gone, while others are still riding with you. Once you get to that point, you feel aware of yourself and are content. At least that’s how I’m feeling. I’m becoming aware of who I am. And I’m not doing what I don’t like, simply because it doesn’t make me happy. And in the long run, the key to life is finding happiness.

It’s important to do what makes you happy and do it with the people who make you happy. Being around people who make you laugh, smile, and feel like you’re at your best are the people you should share life with. Those are the ones who will build you up and support you no matter what. Understanding that some people who made you happy once might not anymore isn’t always easy. One thing that has helped me find peace in letting go of those who don’t belong was seeing their perspective of who I am. When you start to allow the judgement of others bring you down and determine your actions, you should consider asking yourself; is this really me? If it isn’t, confront them and let them know who you truly are. If they cannot accept that, don’t force it.

Again, it’s not easy. But as you grow, you’ll find clarity in who you do and don’t want to be. And some of those moments will involve letting go of those who see you in the wrong light. I don’t want to call it a negative light, or even say that you should cut people off. Because you shouldn’t. You should always strive to forgive, and letting go doesn’t always mean forever. Sometimes it’s just the best thing to do in the moment.

Growth

Growth

Being growth minded takes a lot of hard work and dedication. I’m talking mentally. It’s very easy to fall off the wagon and forget to post, forget to take a picture, have an idea and forget to notate it. It happens to me 10x a day, but everyday I still come up with an idea, take pictures, and post what I can. I can easily take that as punishment and hold it against myself. “I’m never going to be successful. I never post. I don’t post enough.” It’s all backwards thinking – literally! You are looking at the past. But instead, turn the thinking around and try again.

To me, growing means taking responsibility for not only your actions but also for your thoughts. You can control the way you see things and you can change the way you see things negatively. Once you recognize your perspective, and confront the way you’re thinking, you start to realize what triggers happiness and what triggers pain.

If something is causing you pain mentally, physically, or emotionally, take a step back. Take some time to see if there is another perspective that doesn’t dim your inner light. Then react, the same way you’d react to something that makes you smile. That’s it! You found the key to growing your mind in a positive direction 💡