Today as I was wasting time on Pinterest, I came across an old quote that I love.
This quote has always resonated with me. I find myself coming back to it from time to time and it’s become almost like a life evaluation for myself. I interpret the “with” part of the quote as both communication and physically. So good news, It’s not necessarily your 5 co-workers that you spend 40 hours a week with, but hey, it could be.
Anyway, I think it’s good to stop and reflect on who you are spending your energy on as it can so easily be wasted on the wrong people. I’ve watched many people, including myself, hang on to relationships that don’t bring out their best selves and they don’t gain anything positive from. We all get sucked into these situations from time to time, but the good thing is, is most of us (hopefully) one day wake up realizing it. I think one of the biggest reasons for friendships coming and going in my life is that I knowing my worth. Do you know yours? It’s really easy to underestimate. I have let go of friendships that aren’t doing anything for me emotionally or bringing my best self out. Is it hard to do? Absolutely. But I continuously change as I grow, as do others and that’s 100% okay in my book. There isn’t anything wrong with doing what is best for yourself.
Today, I sit and think of those 5 very special people to me, as well as, the bumpy road to get here. Their qualities are admirable and I can only hope that they rub off on me. I close my eyes and think of them to see very driven, adventurous, creative, honest, funny and compassionate people.
What are the best qualities of your people?