"You are the boss of your life."
You want to hear a secret? “you are the boss of you life”. Let that settle in for a second. It means that you don’t need anyone’s permission to do anything. You don’t need to seek anyone’s approval but your own, and you don’t need to answer to anyone but yourself.
I know what you’re thinking, "Brian that’s not how it works". You’re right. There are people who influence your decision making, so much so that you sometimes put your agenda on hold to satisfy there’s. However, that’s not the full story because you are still in power. You choose to let those people have that kind of influence, and you prioritize others in your life because you’ve decided that’s what is best for your life.
With that choice, you are still the boss of your life, and of course there are consequences, but you don’t have to do anything. That’s where you need to figure out what’s best for you. If there’s a negative situation in your life, do that self-audit and see if that is doing more net good than bad for what it is that you want in your life.
Like any boss, you need to make some tough decisions, but remember all of those decisions factor into the net result at the end. The outcomes or objectives you are striving to accomplish. I understand I presented this in a simplified way, but let it serve as a reminder that you are in control of your life and your destiny. You have the power to cut out or double down on anything that you feel best serves you.