I recently came across the following passage online via a meme, and it immediately blew me away. The words stuck a chord and I immediately started to think about how we all waste time to this…
The world is filled with people who, no matter what you do, no matter what you try, will simply not like you. But the world is also filled with those who will love you fiercely. The ones who love you: they are your people.
Don’t waste your finite time and heart trying to convince people who aren’t your people that you have value. They will miss it completely. They won’t buy what you are selling. Don’t try to convince them to walk your path with you because you will only waste your time and your emotional good health. You are not for them and they are not for you. You are not their cup of tea and they are not yours.
Politely wave them along and you move away as well. Seek to share your path with those who recognize and appreciate your gifts, who you are.
Be who you are. You are not everyone’s cup of tea and that is OK.
Unfortunately, the meme was not credited to anyone (I’d be happy to add if anyone knows who said this).
It’s such a powerful piece of writing that can change you life for the better if you pay attention to the message. Just think, how much time have you wasted trying to impress people that don’t really matter? Trying to make people like you who haven’t stayed in your life?
We spend so much time focussing on the people who don’t matter that we can sometimes neglect the people that do love and support us unconditionally. Think of them now, think of the last time you told them just how much they mean to you. Make a plan to talk to them and let them know again and stop wasting your valuable time thinking about the people who can’t see just how awesome you are.
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