Thoughts for Thursday-
In a world where distractions are plentiful and options are a click away, it’s crucial to establish a high personal standard. I beg of you, do not accept half-energy from anyone. Whether it’s friendships or personal relationships, don’t do it. You will always find yourself disappointed.
The foundation of not accepting half-energy begins with self-recognition. Understanding your worth is paramount. When you know your value, you naturally set higher expectations for the energy and effort you receive. This self-awareness acts as a filter, helping you to distinguish between those who genuinely contribute to your life and those who merely drain the life out of you. There are those that merely want a connection with you. And there are those who truly want a relationship with you. Do not confuse the two. Personally, I have reached a stage in my life where if you can’t reciprocate my energy-please stay over there. I don’t need more connections. I don’t need a dinner companion only when you are bored. I don’t need a part-time companion only when you are lonely. No thanks. I’m good. If you can’t come in correct and whole, then please leave me alone. My needs and expectations require more.
Clear boundaries are essential in ensuring that you don’t settle for crumbs. Communicate your expectations clearly and early on. And remember, you are not too much. They are just offering too little.
Quality relationships thrive on mutual respect and effort. Surround yourself with individuals who share your commitment to putting in the necessary work. These relationships are characterized by reciprocal energy, where both parties invest equally. This mutual dedication fosters trust, respect, and a deeper connection.
Refusing to accept half-energy also means continuously striving for personal growth. Challenge yourself to improve and evolve. By doing so, you not only enhance your own life but also set a precedent for those around you. Your commitment to self-improvement encourages others to adopt a similar mindset, creating a ripple effect of positive change. If someone tells you “that’s just the way I am, I’ll never change.” Believe them and set them free. You are doing the work to uplevel, why would you let someone not do the work and drag you back down to their level? Relationships need to be cultivated to grow and thrive. One can’t be the gardener while the other is sowing weeds.
In essence, not accepting half-energy is about setting a high standard for the interactions and relationships in your life. By recognizing your worth, setting clear boundaries, encouraging accountability, leading by example, cultivating quality relationships, and embracing personal growth, you can create an environment where healthy relationships thrive. Remember, you deserve nothing less than full energy and commitment in every aspect of your life. Demand it, live it, and sit back and watch as you attract what you put out into the world.