If you are not happy, you are not living. You are just existing. Remember that your purpose in life is not to exist, but to live. To live well.
Happiness is the key to living well. If you know that, why are you tolerating toxic things. Why are in a bad relationship? Why are you associating yourself with people who do not value you? Why are you devaluing yourself? Why are you permitting people to make you unhappy?
No one is responsible for your unhappiness. You are. They are not the master of your life. You are. So it is time to take charge of your life, of your relationship, and of your growth.
If you don’t tell people how to treat you, they will abuse you. They will make you look smaller than you really are. They will make your life miserable. They will talk you out of your dreams. But here is the good news: “No one can control you if you do not permit it.” Don’t permit it. Take charge of your life. That is the only way you can live well.
It is important to know that you are the master controller of your life. If you don’t control your life, someone else will. Don’t be afraid to stand up for your life. Don’t be afraid to speak up against injustice. Don’t apologize for living your life. Don’t be afraid to walk away from anything that is hurting you. If you don’t walk away, you will end up wasting away. You don’t want to waste away your life; you want to live your life. But you can’t do that if you keep tolerating the things that are making you unhappy. It is your choice.