Your Friend Didn’t Leave You in the Dust, They Just Leveled Up

Why is it that when people start doing better for themselves, those around them think they are behaving arrogantly?

How many times have we heard someone accuse an associate of acting brand new because of an accomplishment or an occurrence in their life? That statement is usually followed up by You can’t tell them anything, now.

I moved up out of the ghetto, so I ain’t real now?

Tupac, I Ain’t Mad at Cha

Is progression viewed as something negative? If it is, that negative outlook needs to be corrected. The motive behind such thinking needs addressing to maintain healthy relationships.

People are not obligated to remain the same throughout their entire lives. It is okay for them to surpass their friends and family. It is okay for them to change their minds about the direction that their lives are taking.

They are permitted to move away, purchase a larger house, buy a newer car, switch schools, and dress how they choose to without being judged and criticized for doing so. Perhaps, there is hidden jealousy in the individuals that have an issue with someone doing what is best for him or her.

I get it. People may struggle with seeing someone who started with them move ahead of them. A question to consider is what’s hindering them from moving up the ladder in life also? It is necessary to acknowledge that people have the right to make their dreams a reality and to pursue new opportunities.

If you ever experience a friend slipping away from you, just know that their decision to walk away from your life may not be all about you. They may have chosen to walk away from you because they don’t feel worthy to be in your presence anymore. They are only human and have the right to feel that way, but that shouldn’t keep you down. Keep moving. Pull them up with you if they are willing to come along for the journey. If not, you tried.

I just keep elevating, no losses, just upgrading. My lessons, made blessings, I turned that into money. Thank God I never settled, this view is so much better. I’m chilling, I’m winning, like on another level.

Ciara, Level Up

Life is too short to minimize ourselves to keep someone else comfortable. It is pertinent that people make sure that they are doing all of the things that they desire to do. When they are busy bringing their dreams to fruition and focusing on their goals, there is a lack of time to be concerned about what the next person is doing. Rather than competing with others, people should strive to be better than the person they used to be. Change and evolution are good. In conclusion, never allow anyone to dim your light.

Can you relate?

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