Monday, February 13, 2012
Live Your Life...On Your Terms...
Are you happy with the life you are living? If not, you can change it!!! Really, you can.
I used to be the most unhappy attorney. I spent years going to school, preparing to be an attorney. After 7 years, I actually attained that dream but it did not live up to the hype. I spent time working in firms where it was apparent that as a black woman, I was never going to get ahead. I was never treated right and I went from job to job hating every experience.
So what did I do? I just changed my perspective. Since being a lawyer wasn't working for me, I decided to start my own business. Was it hard? Yes, but so rewarding. I don't wake up upset I have to go to a 9-5 with people I do not like. I don't have to hate my life and only live for the weekends. What kind of life is that anyway? And you know what? People respect people who live life on their terms. I had to stop defending my decision to life life outrageously and just live my life.
Slowly but surely, things began to work out. I realized who my friends and family really were. I gained strength from realizing my true priorities. I developed a thick skin. And I only surrounded myself with positive people.
What about you? What can you change? In a bad relationship? Know that you can do better. Living in a one-sided fantasy? Know that it cannot compare to a real, happy relationship. Not happy with yourself or your surroundings? Know that you can change that? Friends not supporting you? Get rid of them and start afresh.
Happiness really is a choice. You can change any situation by changing your perspective. You want to make a changes in your life? You can change any and everything in your life. Let nothing stop you from doing what you need to do. Live your life...on your terms.