Monday, February 17, 2014
Don't Kill My Buzz
There are three ways this can turn out. If you are not a strong enough personality to get by this, then you'll wind up on the hamster wheel with the other person... getting two steps forward, then falling two steps back.
The second way it can go is that you stand up to the person - they can make the choices they make for themselves, but you are not going to let their baggage hold you back any more. They can join you on the journey to success, or they can keep doing what they've always done and you'll leave them behind.
The best result would be that you stand up to them, and it elicits change - they realize that they are holding both you AND themselves back, and instead of fearing and avoiding the challenge, they join you in tackling it - and together you become that much stronger.
Sadly, the first scenario is the most common, but here's hoping somewhere, someone reading this will change their approach as a result of it. Look at your journey into health and wellness - are you being held back by your support network? Or are you the one holding someone else back?
Stop fearing change. Take control, and direct the change you want to see.