The whole objective behind leveling up is to make lasting changes that serve you and lead to a healthier you. As you make changes like working through personal issues and setting aside time for stillness, a new version of yourself will emerge, and not all those around you will see the same value in the new you as you will. Be prepared.
While it may hurt at first, you should get comfortable with the idea that not everyone will be your number one fan, or even your number two. As you make your way onward and upward, here are some things to keep in mind about taking responsibility for your level up.
First and foremost, as we have covered, the level up is your responsibility. You have to recognize when it is time to make a change, and you have to commit to changing. Be it weight loss, finishing up in school, cleaning up your credit, or breaking away from an abusive relationship, you are responsible for showing up in order to accomplish your goals. As you accomplish goals, your detractors will throw negativity at you as a means of projecting their own insecurities.
Without firmness of mind, you can give in to their tactics and start to feel bad about doing better in your own life. This is not an appropriate conclusion to the work you have done to level up in the first place. I have witnessed many other women living this way, feeling guilty for doing better than someone else, and at one time, I have even done this myself. You have to own your level up. You do not have to own anyone else’s response to it.