We’ve all been there.
You know, the situation in which your love is being abused. That time when your heart was sinking because someone was taking complete advantage of all that you had to offer and you found it incredibly hard to do anything about it? Yes, that situation.
For everyone who has been there, they are faced with some of the hardest realities of all – the absolute need to walk away and respect oneself.
There’s this really interesting art in leaving people who don’t treat you well, respect you enough to reply to you, or don’t act like you mean much to them.
How do you say goodbye to someone without losing yourself, burning bridges, or disrespecting the person across from you? Tough question. But if you lead from your heart and speak your truth you can hardly go wrong.
This can be incredibly hard to do at times.
At what point do you hold your head up high and walk away from the relationship?
Your heart. Let your heart tell you what to do. The funny thing about our heart is that it usually knows exactly what we need but it’s our mind that tends to override all of it. When you dig into your heart you give yourself the best opportunity to take care of yourself and move forward.
When you know your worth, you start acting like you are worth it.
This doesn’t at all mean that doing this isn’t a painful process. It can be incredibly painful.
If you don’t walk away from toxic people, you will lose yourself in the end and have to deal with the regret of knowing that you had a chance to save yourself all of this heartache.
Be courageous and walk away.
Of course, there’s an art form in being able to give people second chances and really knowing when enough is enough. Truth is, you really have to dig into your heart when you are in these moments and let your inner wisdom speak.
However, it’s important to always remember exactly what you are worth and what you are looking for in your life. If you negotiate for anything less, you can really get the bad end of the deal.
If you want your life to start taking off, you must first invest into yourself and understand what makes you truly special. Without understanding your own magic how could you ever really understand the magic of others?
And living a life full of love and excellence is the way to go.
Evan Sanders is a fearless adventurer, professional life coach and writer. He is on a mission to incite the hearts and minds of those around him and help them live their best lives. Read more of his work at The Better Man Projects and throw yourself into these Life Is Too Short Quotes for some more inspiration and motivation.