Have you ever told a “friend” what you want and hope to do with your life? What was their reply? Were they supportive of your choices? Did they offer advice? Or did they act as if they were better and more successful than you and that you will never make it?
It wasn’t long ago when I did just that. I talked to a friend (or someone that I thought was a friend), about what I wanted to do, about what I know I could do, and that I have wanted to start this career choice for some time now. Well, I didn’t get the response that I thought I would from her. Sure, she listened to my ideas and asked a lot of questions. She wanted me to give many examples of what I wanted to do and how I planned on doing it. I was so excited to share my ideas with her. But, she took my ideas and ran with them herself. This was so disappointing to me. I was very upset, and a bit angry. Not just angry at what she did, but also at myself for playing into her whatever you want to call it.
Should I forget about my ideas and just move on to something else? Do I forget about what I want to do in life just because of a selfish person? ABSOLUTELY NOT! I am stronger than that. I am better than that. I will go after my dreams and I will succeed. If I don’t succeed financially, I will succeed mentally. At least I know that I can try, and I will try, to go after my goals and dreams. I will not allow anyone to tear me down.
To the “friend” who shot me down, please know that because of you and your selfishness, I am a much stronger person now. You did not break me. So, thank you so much for allowing me to see how truly amazing I really am.
Certified Life and Relationship Coach