Be willing to go alone!


On the road to personal improvement you will face ongoing obstacles. Some of them will even come from within your own circle. Be prepared to deal with it- don’t take it personal. Expect it and learn to deal with it. It is very difficult to take the steps necessary to improve your career, relationships, health, spirituality and charitable giving. It takes a ton of time and dedication. Just because now is the right time for you, doesn’t mean it’s the right time for someone else.  Be prepared to deal with people who don’t feel the same way you do. Be prepared to deal with people who might feel insecure or defensive about the improvements you are committed to making. Be prepared to hear the criticisms. Be prepared to move forward. Be prepared to go alone.

Although… you will never quite be alone. On your road to personal empowerment you will meet like minded people who have similar interests as you do. Not only will you meet new people, you will recognize people that have been there the whole time, you will just see them differently. You might realize that the people you feel you needed to meet have been there the whole time. Be prepared to rediscover your own strengths and also the strengths in others. Be prepared to develop new relationships. Be prepared to be the sole leader of your life.

6 responses to “Be willing to go alone!

  1. I think you have to be careful how fast you show your improvements in your social circle. Give your friends a little time and show them your improvements in small steps so they can get used to them.

  2. Actually, I’d take a different stance than Rhetoricschool. I don’t think the answer is in hiding so much as it is in compassion. When you are going through change, you are not the only thing that is changing. The lives of others are changing because of the place you hold in their lives. Being compassionate with your partners in change (willing or unwilling) could be a breakthrough for you and for them.

    Not to say it will be all sunshine and roses, but it certainly could make for a more pleasant and authentic ride.

  3. Thanks for sharing Jeff! Inspiring!
    Agree that people would have been there the whole time, just that we would see them differently now because our focus would have changed as we grow. We only see what we’re looking for and see in others what we are inside 🙂

  4. I can totally relate as this is what I’m experiencing right now! I totally agree about others not being on the same page. I think for some it takes a little bit of getting used to.

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