“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn
Sometimes, when we pursue our goals and dreams down a certain road, we often realize many of the familiar faces that used to surround us have fallen behind. This is part of the growing process. If we do not progress behind the trailhead, how are we to discover all the different paths we have to choose from?
Almost a year ago, when I decided to make changes in my life to help me identify and achieve my dreams, I knew that there was a good chance certain friendships would dissipate. Of course it is hard to imagine a life without certain people in it, but the reality is, people change and grow apart – whether intentional or not. For the most part, I think every person on earth would love to keep peace and harmony in all of their human relationships forever. However, everyone is their own person and entitled to spend their time and efforts making themselves happy, wherever and with whoever that is.
It is never easy to accept the end of a relationship, no matter if it is romantic, platonic, or even familial. Some friends are capable of going months wthout seeing or speaking to each other, and can reconnect at any given moment seamlessly. However, when a relationship with someone no longer serves you, the best thing you can do for yourself is to let go and drop the dead weight to make room for more positive relationships in your new life. And if they come back into your life in a new and meaningful way further down the road, then they were meant to be a part of your life journey after all.
Surround yourself with positive people who support your dreams. Otherwise, with all that negative or stagnant energy around you, growth and progress becomes impossible.