Today’s thought is prompted by where I am at the moment…life wise. I had a friend tell me that in addition to getting out of my own way, there may be a bit of negative energy (in the form of people) holding me back. As soon as I let these people go, a whole slew of opportunities will open up to me. Why? Because I am so preoccupied with these folks that I’m not focusing on me and my potential. The people aren’t literally blocking opportunities but my focus on them is. As soon as I change focus I will begin to take and see chances like never before.
So, is it possible that another’s vibe can block your chances for (insert any noun or emotion here)?
My answer: Yes. Think about it. If you are constantly fawning over someone else you can’t pay attention to yourself. Its like that handyman that neglects his home because he’s out taking care of someone else’s. And this is all by choice.
Paying attention to yourself is not a bad thing. This is still very hard for me to accept as I’m a giver. My instincts lead me to help and provide for everyone from those who truly need it and to those who should never get at all. Hey, not all people are well-intentioned and deserving. It’s just a fact. Success in anything means knowing how much to give and when to let go. Who to give to and who to steer clear. And most importantly, success (Not just financial & material. This includes happiness and peace of mind) is knowing when and how to focus on yourself. I struggle with this constantly but am committed to doing better to me.
It’s always good and healthy to evaluate relationships (personal, romantic, family, friendship, professional) and let go any that drain too much of your time and energy. Those same relationships may be blocking/stalling something very good…