Sometimes the best thing that you can do for you is to let go. We have a tendency to hold on to things (and people) for far too long. If something is toxic we must be willing to put it down and walk away. Your purchasing receipt is not labeled with NO RETURNS. If something or someone is not working effectively in your life then you need to leave it or them behind and move forward on your path.
Not everyone can go where you are going.
The people that surround you now may not be the people surrounding you when you reach your next plateau. It is a fact of life. It is not your job or your responsibility to carry others along the way. There is no fault in assisting others and motivating them to be the best that they can be but they must also be a part of their own elevations. Their growth cannot be dependent on you just as yours cannot be dependent on another. You will only be as successful as you choose to be. Shed the dead weight.
This is also true of our romantic relationships. Stop trying to turn your significant other into someone they are not. Stop romanticizing who they are. Some people just aren’t meant for one another and you can spend wasted years trying to make them better or make yourself good enough to be accepted by them and at the end of the day you should have just let one another go. You know deep down when it’s not worth it. Don’t be so afraid to be alone that you accept every and anything to hold the title when you’re really one of many.
Let go of the people, the things, the addictions, and find the peace in letting go. The drugs, the alcohol, the food, the sex — whatever your chosen poison to self-medicate — it’s not working. It’s never worked and if it had you wouldn’t still be going through the same cycles, the same problems, that you are.