In August 2017, I had to make a difficult but also easy choice in my professional life. It is always hard to leave the people you work with that you also considered friends, but it was also a choice I had to make for my own well-being as I was miserable, lost trust in the company and didn’t see any opportunity for me in the future. This was my way out of a toxic environment, my chance to start over in a better work environment and I have no regrets whatsoever. It was a good change for me and still is.
However, the fact that I lost trust in the people stuck with me…
I am the type of person that will give everything to others and willing to help anyone who needs it, but I have to be careful with this. I have been helping others while they were off on vacation or sick days so they don’t get behind and I truly don’t mind doing it, but there is part of me that is expecting the same from them, which I shouldn’t. Not everyone is the same.
I should be happy to help people and not care so much that they will do the same for me.
When you expect too much of something, that’s when you get hurt or disappointed. I should only rely on myself and if there is someone who is willing to help, to be grateful for it.
Give with no expectations in return.
When you think of it, if you don’t expect anything, you won’t get hurt or disappointed and if someone does something for you, you will be grateful and happy they did.
Maybe that’s the key to happiness and to living a better life.
Live in the moment, not in the future.
This was a reminder for me to not expect so much from others. I find sometimes writing it down helps me refocus on what matters.