Who Do You Think You Are??
There comes a point in everyone’s life when it’s time to make a change... some realize it, some don’t. But if you’re one of those who realize it... this is for you.
One of the hardest parts about change is how people around you respond to that change. You’ve done all this work to make yourself a better person yet people around you are trying there best to pull you back to where they THINK you belong. F*ck that!!!!
My life was one thing after the other. I finally had to acknowledge it was me! Nothing happened that I didn't allow. So I made the decision to try and do things differently. I wanted more... I wanted better so I set out on a journey to not only discover myself but to also understand people.
During this time I've had people try and draw me out of character, which I must admit I've fallen for a time or two! Hey... I never said I was perfect! LOL! Anytime I meet someone new... I've had people go to them with their stories from my past. Some true... most fabricated. It's as if my quest to become a better person bothers them so much they feel it's their duty to bring you back down "to size." It's even worse when it comes from family.
Your growth only bothers people who don't want to change. They're more comfortable with you on the level you were on... and don't know how to deal with you on the level you've reached today. You're so happy about your growth, you want to share it with the world, yet you're being accused of acting like you're better than people. Don't take this on! Anyone who accuses you of acting like you're better than them.... deep down feels like you are and resents you for it. Truth is, your growth scares them because they feel they will be left behind. And guess what, it's completely ok to leave them behind. You can't move forward if you're constantly dragging people along (dead weight).
I'm sharing this because I want anyone reading this to know this experience is normal. It's normal for those who don't know any better to behave like a crab in a barrel. Whether you're going through this or about to start your journey to self-healing... prepare yourself for the naysayers, the doubters, and the provokers! The higher you climb, the more your view will change. You'll realize that it's their own insecurities that cause THEM to behave in that manner. Those who are true to you will want to see you be a better person and will happy for your growth.
Don't allow ANYONE to stop you on your journey. It's your life to live, good bad or indifferent. So when the devil comes trying to grab at your heels... kick them off and keep it moving! "NOT TODAY SATAN! NOT TODAY"