Sunday, November 27, 2011

Don't Allow Others To Hold You Back

Bungy jumperImage via WikipediaBy Elliot Zovighian

We all live a lifelong journey to become who we were truly destined to be. No one is the same person they were 10 years ago.

Even if the changes are slight and barely noticeable, life and living impresses upon us to make our evolution constant. Then there are times when the changes are dramatic, and by doing so, you will grow apart from people you once knew, and they may resent your new reality.

Remember, you've only one life to lead. It's important for you to embrace the opportunity to live it just the way you want. Most people are afraid of change. They want you to stay exactly as they've always known you.

It's easier for them to accept you, they way they've learned to understand you, then to embrace the new life you've come to love. If those around you aren't the positive influence and support you need, perhaps it's time for new friends.

I know what I'm saying may be harsh to some. The thought of not having some people in your life may seem unrealistic and cruel.

However there is nothing more cruel that people who pretend to care about your best interest, imposing themselves on you that deny your progress and happiness, merely to satisfy their own insecurities. In embracing the new you, you will attract other like minded people to you. People who are positive, nurturing, and supportive.

It is healthy to change and progress through life. Some people in our lives are only meant to be a part of it for certain times. Then, we move on, move away, and lessons learned become the valuable wisdom we use in the future.

Don't let other's emotional pleas and distress hold you back from the good things that are happening to you. Don't let them hold you back from the things you truly want in life. If they are your true friends, and they were meant to share in your experience, they will support you, and be there for you along the way.

Love who you are, and love who you're becoming. Change is our own personal destiny. Surrounding yourself with positive reinforcement is the key to ensuring your life progresses in a healthy manner. Some will never accept the new you. Some may never see you as anything you once were. You don't need their negative comments, and influence. Surround yourself with positive people who believe in you, and the changes you're making, and wonderful new opportunities will flow to you.

Elliot Zovighian is a life coach, speaker, author, blogger is the owner of EZ Lifestyles, a life coaching company from Toronto, Canada. His daily blog offers articles and advice on such subjects as life skills, work and career, relationships, parenting, featured videos and more.

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