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Don’t let anyone pull your strings

We’ve all done it. We’ve all let people push us around and pull our strings.

But, where does that get us?

If we let others push or pull us around, then we have – to some degree or another – become “yes men” or “yes women”. I, myself, am guilty of this too.

But, think about it. If you allow yourselves to be controlled by others, then you are essentially letting them have control over your life. If you let that happen, then you have officially given them control of it.

Indeed, you have started to say “no” to yourself. Doing that means you are last on your own priority list – if you’re still on it at all.

People need to wake up and start taking control of their own life. Sure, it may sound selfish. But, sometimes that can be good.

Now, I’m not saying to be selfish to the point of being rude. However, everyone needs to realize one thing: You matter too.

Sure, we all have people to answer to – parents, teachers, authority figures, your boss. We all need to answer to somebody. Yet, in the end, you always need to make sure that the person looking back at you in the mirror is happy too.

So, start looking at yourself and the other people around you. Are you letting them control your life? If so, it’s time to reevaluate your relationship with them. There is no shame in letting people go – no matter how long you’ve known them. Sometimes, it may very well be the one thing that helps you grow and succeed in life.

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