How Much Longer?
Stop accepting disrespect in your life.
Let me ask you something—when is it going to get to the point in your life where you stand up for yourself and say, "You know what? I'm not going to be anybody's convenience anymore." That mindset applies to relationships, friendships, and even business partnerships. This applies to every aspect of your life, because there are so many places for you to be disrespected. When are you going to stop putting up with the disrespect?
No one can disrespect you without your permission.
I've said it time and time again, but more often than not, refusing to give people permission to use you is easier said than done. At the end of the day, however, you have no other option. You have to stop accepting disrespect, because little by little, you're losing yourself. Little by little, you're losing your confidence and self-respect. You're losing your vision, because you're learning to be a victim. Do you want to be vulnerable, or do you want the best things in life? Do you want to live life for someone else, or do you want to live life for yourself?
Far too often, we allow people to walk in our lives and treat us however they want to. We sit here and wait while they're using us to move their lives forward, and we trust their promises even when they contradict with their actions. Whoever you are, I want you to know that you don't need them to show up. The only closure you need is realizing that you deserve better. The only closure that you need is knowing that life has much more in store for you. The only closure you need is confidence in a brighter future, and faith in yourself to get there. Too many of us are sitting here letting life happen to us. Too many of us are living on the sidelines instead of getting in the game, and too many of us are watching life pass us by. When are you going to stop putting up with a life like that? It's time to stand up for yourself, because if you can't even stand up for yourself, who's going to stand up for your dreams? It's time to put your foot down. It's time to let people know what you won't accept, and you might be called cold-hearted by some, but let me tell you something. I'd rather be cold-hearted than broken-hearted any day of the week. I'd rather invest my energy into myself than into those whose only purpose is to leech off of others.
This week, stand up for yourself. It's not going to be easy, but how much more of this are you really willing to put up with?
It all starts with you.