“People enter and exit your life, and sometimes exits are for the best. Do not think of ending friendship as a failure.“ - Anonymous
Throughout life, we meet many different people. Sometimes our work leads us to meet people that we eventually develop personal relationships with. Occasionally, we make new acquaintances through family or friends. And then there are business relationships sparked through networking events.
No matter how they begin, the typical nature of relationships is that they grow… and in some cases relationships end.
Although there are usually valid reasons for ending relationships, the termination of those connections can still cause distress and sadness. Despite it being difficult to end things, it’s important to understand that your life will be better once you end any relationship that drains you. Of course you will feel disappointment or even pain sometimes. Be confident that you are able to move through these emotions.
As much as you value your relationships, there are times you will be compelled to end them. One of those times is when progress towards your purpose and passion is stalled because of the other person. They subtly or even blatantly sabotage your efforts, put down your ideas or withhold information. Bottom line they don’t truly have your best interest at heart unless it benefits them in some way.
Relationship litmus test: If you feel hurt, anxious and disappointed more often than you feel energized, supported, and appreciated it may be time to pause the relationship.
Today, be confident that if you need to, you can end relationships that constrain you or drain your soul and threaten your purpose.
Remember…the world needs you. Live on purpose, work your passion…be brilliant!
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