Don’t Let Weak Relationships Hold You Back

I have heard this kind of story so many times. Aspiring entrepreneurs REALLY hate their job, have an intense desire to make a change in their life and start their own business but they are discouraged by “well meaning” family members or friends.

If your relationship with someone is being threatened because you have the desire to make a major change in your life (business or otherwise), then I want to suggest you look into that. If someone really cares about you and it is a mutually respectful relationship, they should support you in any decision that helps you live a happy and fulfilled life.

Here are some of my thoughts…

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8 Responses to Don’t Let Weak Relationships Hold You Back

  1. Daan van den Bergh January 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    It’s like that with everything. I wrote an article about this recently from a ‘Parenting’-perspective. And it comes around in many different topics.

    Friends, relatives, neighbors. Everyone seems to know it better. Everyone seems to know what is ‘a better idea’. Bottom line: everyone always wants to talk you out of your idea. Simply because (I think) they feel ridiculous for not coming up with it themselves. OR they envy your courage, which fills them with jealousy.

    My wife supported me through the changes I made and am still making. From a steady career with a decent paycheck, I started my own blog. Which is going decent by now. Like you say, it’s never easy. But if you have the support from the people closest to you, at least it won’t be harder!

    You either break off the relationship or ignore it all. Either way, you know best and you should believe in THAT!
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  2. Delena Silverfox@Flightnetwork Promo Code January 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    I completely and wholeheartedly agree! For the longest time I’ve been standing my ground when it came to a business lifestyle change, a parenting style, , and even a mentality. I don’t want to be held back by people who are intimidated by my own decision to change, because it’s just a reminder that they’re too afraid to grow themselves! Letting yourself be held back by people who want you to stay in their small worlds just kills the spirit. No loving, respectful relationship would ever tolerate that!

    Thank you for the support! It’s much-needed. =)
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    • Justin Popovic January 26, 2011 at 11:41 am #

      Hey Delena,

      Glad you liked it and I’m glad that it has helped you reinforce the idea that YOU know what is best for you. We should never give anyone permission to hold us back from the things that are most important to us.

      Keep standing your ground!

  3. Anne Sales February 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    It’s true. The only one who can make you really happy is yourself especially if you follow your dream.
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  4. Consperacy girl March 1, 2011 at 4:40 am #

    For myself having a business and a relationship is a little bit hard im trying to balance both of them sometime its just there is a misunderstanding that we all know and its normal but im not the girl type who always scream and shout at my partner as im willing to listen.
    Love and let love!!!!

  5. malunggay56 November 5, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    I completely and wholeheartedly agree! For the longest time I’ve been standing my ground when it came to a business lifestyle change, a parenting style, , and even a mentality. | 😛
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  6. Brian @ YahSuccess December 21, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    I have learned through a marriage and a few relationships that you have to be yourself. If your friend does not accept who you are and what you stand for then they are really not your friend. Believe in yourself and stick with it. Do not change who you are just because you think the other person may like you more … this is a total waste of time and energy.

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