When it comes to people, there are no absolutes. Cause and effect is not always at work for you, as it relates to other people. You can love someone so much yet receive no love in return. You can work so efficiently for a boss only to go unnoticed. You can be such a good friend to someone only to have them betray you. It is possible for you to do right by someone only to have them do wrong by you.
Now that you know the truth, set yourself free! Be free from disappointment and let-downs at the hands of someone else. You can not control another person’s actions, and that is an absolute truth. You can, however, control how you allow what someone else does to affect you…and that is another absolute truth.
If you felt another assessment coming, you were right!
Today, I want you to assess your relationships and interactions with other people. Are you allowing the negative actions of your boss, friend, or significant other to affect you negatively? Regain your control by understanding the nature of each relationship. You may even determine that some of your relationships should be terminated. You may not have the ability to walk into your boss’ office tomorrow and quit, but you do have the ability to revamp your resume and send it out to your company’s competitors!
Your destiny will never be tied to someone or something that causes you pain.