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Life is far too short to waste all of your time doing things that are not helping you grow or things that are holding you back in general. While other people might be angry at you for not doing the things they want you to do, living your life the way you want is important.

For some reason, we tend to be far more obsessed with the things others think about us than how we think of ourselves as a whole. While your opinion of yourself should be the most important in your life for most of us that’s just not true. This causes a lot of turmoil for us and leads many of us to do things we don’t want to do and to agree to things we wouldn’t otherwise.

This life is yours to live and tomorrow is not promised, why waste your time letting the people around you make your decisions? You’re the only one who should be picking and choosing the things you do. If you were to be bedridden tomorrow would you be able to say you had done all the things you wanted to do in life? Probably not and that in itself is a huge issue.

Sure, you will lose a lot of friends when you begin to do things for yourself and make your own choices but you also gain a lot of friends as well. Those who do stick around are the people who deserve your time and efforts if someone isn’t willing to be there for you as you grow they don’t deserve a place in your life. Of course, losing people is never fun but it’s a part of life we all need to come to terms with.

It is not selfish to put your own needs first and it’s also not selfish to make sure that you’re doing things in life that make you happy. You can take care of yourself without ruining your connections with other people and the sooner you begin to realize that the better. Share your truth with others and if they understand then that’s great but if they don’t then oh well.

While there will be moments where you will have to do things you might not be interested in, you will be much more fulfilled as a whole for having taken your own life into your hands. You don’t have to keep feeling sad over not taking opportunities or being bummed that you’re not where you want to be. You can achieve all you want in life if you just put forth the right initiative.

You only get one life and you need to ensure you’re doing the right things during it. Keep your wellbeing in mind and everything else will fall into place. Stop being a doormat for the dreams of others and start chasing your own. Don’t let this life be one you live for someone else.

You are the only one you have to answer to once all is said and done. If you’re not happy you need to do things to correct that. Life is what you make it, this world is something you need to make the most of point-blank.