Outgrowing Our Old Life

As we grow, we will Top Theto outgrow people, situations, behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs. Not everyone will make it over into our new life. It doesn’t mean anything was wrong with them. It just means that their part in your life story is over. We are going to outgrow our old life. We are going to meet new people who now play a part in our new story. You might take a lot of flak for moving forward. However, you must do what is best for your life and your growth.

All of us are individually responsible for the growth of ourselves and our life. We need to become leaders in our own life. That means we are responsible for the things, situations, people that come into our life. We will outgrow certain kinds of conversations, thoughts that no longer serve us, and behaviors that do not bring about growth in our lives. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who is walking away from your life. Neither does anyone’s destiny is tied up to you walking away from them.

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No matter who is walking away, we need to respect people’s decisions to move on with their lives. If we realize that there is too much drama going on in our lives and it keeps us stuck, we must remove ourselves from whatever is causing that drama, even if it is us. We cannot continue keeping ourselves anywhere that does not bring about growth and development.

There comes a time when we need to take a deeper look at our life and see if where we are is where we truly desire to be. It will also take deep strength and commitment to growth for us to walk away from a life that is only causing us to break down more and more. That is not healthy. Every individual deserves to live a life that is abundant and prosperous.

We can’t live that life if there is chaos in our life. We are blocking our ability to tune into our abundance if our life is not emotionally healthy and free. Everything that comes into our life serves a purpose, a reason, and healing. However, not everything that comes into our life is meant to be in our life forever. Problems occur when we try to force others to be in our lives. If someone says they need space, then honor that request. If someone is walking away from you, let them go. They are not your prisoner.

We are born free. Free to be where we desire to be, free to decide where our life is going, and free to live a life of happiness, stress-free and safe. No one should threaten another person’s life just because they are walking away from them. That is not a healthy way to live. Life goes on, and we need to let our lives flow. We also have a responsibility to ourselves not to let anyone hold us, hostage in any way. That means we should never give anyone the power to hold us hostage, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, and physically.


I was born into abuse. So I grew up knowing a life filled with violence, sickness, anger, unhappiness, manipulation, mind control, and all the other disgusting things that come with abuse. However, in the midst of all that darkness, I did experience love, light, happiness, freedom. There were angels in the form of people during my teenage years that showed interest in me, cared about me, gave me strength, and instilled values in me. Those few years were a godsend.

It is why at age 19, I could gather the strength to move out of the darkness to save my life. That was what I held unto during the darkest hours of my life. I vowed that I would never let my life be subjected to that kind of darkness. I needed more for my life, and to get more for my life, I had to make some hard decisions knowing full well that I would not get any support for my decisions.

However, when I decided to move out, so many more angels were sent to save my life. Many of those angels are no longer in my life because their part in my story has ended, but their kind deeds have kept me going, and it has influenced me to be someone else’s angel. That is how I strive to live my life every day. While I will let my life guide me to where I need to go, I will not live in general carry me along. Every day I take inventory of myself and my life and where I am in my life. If I don’t like it, I take steps to take my life differently. I once heard something that I now call a parable:

You will walk down a road, and there is a hole that you fall into. You climb out of it and continue your Journey. The next day you walk down the same road, but this time you know about the hole, so you walk around it. The third time you walk down a different road”. It is the same thing with our lives. We need to be actively paying attention to our lives to see if there is something that we will fall into. If we don’t see it in time, then when we find ourselves in the middle of such a situation, we remove ourselves from that situation and then decide to walk a different Path.

Roberto Brock
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Snowboarder, traveler, DJ, Swiss design-head and HTML & CSS lover. Doing at the nexus of art and purpose to develop visual solutions that inform and persuade. I'm a designer and this is my work. Introvert. Coffee evangelist. Web buff. Extreme twitter advocate. Avid reader. Troublemaker.