Is Your Current Positive or Negative?
Do you like the person you're becoming?
For many of us, that's a difficult question to answer. Too many of us feel out of control, and too many of us feel like we have no say in what our lives become. Let me tell you something—if you don't like the person you're becoming, you have plenty of time to shift directions. You have plenty of time to change for the better, and it begins with self-awareness and honesty. It begins with admitting to yourself that you need to do more, and it begins with gratitude for what you already have.
Are your connections powering you up, or are they draining you?
Some of us are connected to things that leech from us until our minds are defeated and our souls have starved. Some of us are connected to vacuums instead of electric outlets, but let me tell you something—you can disconnect that plug. You have the opportunity to flip the switch, because you have the ability to honestly examine the currents flowing through you. Let me ask you again—are your connections powering you up, or are they draining you?
Are your connections making you stronger, or are you only keeping them around because they're familiar?
Self-evaluation isn't easy, but trust me when I say that you're worth the effort. Life is too short to settle for less than your best self, and life is too short for you to continue accepting disrespect and abuse. Life is too short to stay around in environments that bring you stress, and life is too short for you to hold the judgement of others above peace. Stop trying to define your 'enoughness.' Stop focusing on everything you don't have, and start being grateful for the things you do. Lose the fatalistic attitude, because learning from your failures and fixating on them until you've learned victimhood are two very different acts.
Listen—you aren't alive by accident.
You were put on this world for a unique purpose, and you are worth more than you know. Stop tolerating toxicity, and stop settling for less than you deserve. It's time for you to hold yourself in higher regard, even when it means leaving people or situations. It's better to be cold-hearted than broken-hearted, and it's healthier to attract what you deserve than chase what isn't meant for you. Why are you prioritizing the opinions of others over your own peace? At the end of the day, you are the last benefactor of your actions. When you're lying on your deathbed, do you want to see a return on your investment, or do you want to see the product of inaction?
It all starts with you.