What really happens when you outgrow the people around you

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If you feel like you’re starting to outgrow the people around you — and for whatever reason you’re feeling guilty about it — then there’s something incredibly important you need to know…

And what you need to know is this:

You’re not to blame here.

And in no way, shape, or form is it your fault for outgrowing your past.

Truth is…

If you’re outgrowing people, then it means you’re moving in the right direction… it means you’re moving forward… that you’re becoming a better person and doing more to bring your value to the world.

Feeling bad for that is like slapping yourself in the face for a job well done.

Reality is…

As you grow, you’re naturally going to drift away from people who used to be close to you. That’s just the way of life. But what you’re also doing is making room for new connections. Connections who want to grow with you.

This doesn’t mean that you have to shut people out from your life for good. If someone holds a place in your heart and that relationship still adds value to your life — don’t dismiss that. Nurture it as best as you can.

But what it does mean is that you have stay conscious about who’s surrounding you and how they’re making you feel.

Are you keeping people around you because they’ve always been there and you’re comfortable with them and you’re scared to lose them?

Or are you keeping people around you because they bring out the best in you and make you reach for heights you never thought possible before?

If the people around you aren’t growing with you, then you need to find the courage to move on. You don’t have to feel guilty for that. In fact, you should feel proud for being on your own personal path to greatness.

When you feel like you’re starting to outgrow the people around you… find solace in the fact that you’re growing into a new and better you, as well.

Halt right there!

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