Spring is in the air. The days are warmer and longer.
Grandma would say, it is time to clear the cobwebs. Those who practice Fung Shui, would say it is time to balance the energy.
No matter what phrase you use, it is time to clear the clutter. This can mean anything from discarding old clothes and dusting the basement to finally donating that unused box of craft items. But it can sometimes mean reevaluating friends and relationships.
Spring is a natural time for growth and renewal. It is also a perfect time to cultivate some relationships and prune others. The 80/20 rule of success states that we often spend 80% of our time in activities that net us only 20% of our desired outcomes. So the first lesson is to flip that. Begin to put more energy into those rewarding relationships and less energy into the relationships that offer no value.
Some people are energy drainers they are often miserable and complain a lot. Some people are more positive encouraging and supporting your vision and efforts, even cheering you on when you don’t quite hit your mark. They also tell you when you are wrong.
Make sure that you are not the drainer, in your existing relationships and reduce your exposure to the to those who are. You might even need to seek new relationships altogether.
If your close friend is doing absolutely nothing in life, you might need to rethink that friendship. Their season may have passes. If you have a close friend who never offers to pick up the lunch tab, reduce your lunch outings with that friend. If the friends in your life are not part of your goals and direction in life, reduce the amount of time you spend with them. Their reason or season may come later.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Makes sure that you understand what role the relationships in your life are fulfilling
Feel free to use this article as a topic for the young people in your life.
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Are You A Reason, Season, or a Lifetime?
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it. It is real, but, only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships, teach you, lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
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