Your growth and personal development journey do not have to be a lonely and arduous experience.
Surround yourself with those who will put a bounce in your step, make you want to leap over a wall. People who will get your creative juices flowing. Those who will help you up your game and are not intimidated by your dream.
For many years I convinced myself that the right thing to do, as a Christian is to continue to put up with the difficult people in my life. Believing they will change and together we’ll all enjoy a better relationship. They didn’t change, and the longer I hang around, the more I was dying on the inside, I was becoming more frustrated and judgmental. Then one day, I realized staying in such a relationship was not only a de-service to myself; it was not fair to them. Then again, maybe I’m the difficult one (yikes) who need to find new friends?
New doors to your future will not open until you shut some doors in your past.
Some relationships are for a season, and others are for a lifetime. How you manage your relationship expectations will determine the chances of forming a lasting friendship in the future.