Everyone Has A Different Path In Life
Moving on can be one of the most difficult things to do, especially when it comes to friends and family members. The process can be particularly difficult because of the emotional connections, common interests and memories which you have established with someone. But everyone has a different path in life, so don’t be afraid to move on!
A classic example are your high school or college friends. During that time period of your life, you guys had a lot of things in common due to the lack of responsibility: life was not that hard and mommy and daddy were still supporting you financially. Your energy was devoted to having fun and making the most out of life.
But then you woke up when you realized that life was not that easy after all: you needed to get a job to become financially independent and pay the bills. But one thing was standing in the way: your friends. You realized that you had to pick a major and start studying, in order to end up with impressive grades for your graduate school application or future employment.
But your friends were still smoking weed, snorting oxycontin and partying on the weekends. One side of you still wanted to do those things with them, while the other side was repeating to you, “Come on now, it’s time to grow up and get your life together.” And that is exactly when you had to muster up all of your strength and move on in life.
There are times when you just have to let go of your old friends and move on. You will always recall the good memories and you can always run into them in the future and share a beer or two. But in the present moment, if they are not supportive of your goals and desires and still present themselves as a distraction in your life, you have to leave them behind.
There are so many people with great potential in life, but never actually reach their full potential because of who they surround themselves with. The people who you spend your time with have a great influence on you, unconsciously and consciously. If these people are not motivated to become successful, the chances that you will are just as slim.
You cannot be afraid to leave your friends behind and move on to find new friends who share your current goals and desires. This is a natural process of life. It doesn’t mean that you are a bad person. Your old friends will understand your decision; they might not like it, but deep inside, they know very well that you are looking out for your best interests.
The worst thing that you can do to yourself is to not reach your full potential, because you never had the courage to move on from your old friends. Everyone has a different path in life, so don’t worry about what’s going to happen to them. You have to worry about yourself, because nobody is going to deliver you success on a silver platter; it has to be earned via determination and hard work.
Don’t be afraid to move on.
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