After going through the daily ritual of seeing my hair stuck in combs I visited the salon and have a trim. Seeing my hair cut off hurt as I had groomed my hair for years using a variety of products to ensure healthy growth.
After the trim, I felt different due to the reduction of my hair length and I felt I would be judged.
There are relationships we keep that have stood the test of time yet bring us no gain.
The relationship drains our resources (time, energy, funds, and to some extent cost us our networks) yet we keep them around with the hope that things will magically get better.
The more I kept the weak ends of my hair, it gradually ate into the stronger ends causing me to lose my hair after each comb. Relationships that are to nurture, edify and uplift are now parasitic and leech-like. Sucking the little virtue in us. Some cost us our emotional, mental, financial, and physical well-being to the detriment of those who genuinely care for us.
It is time to take a painful decision to cut off those relationships no matter how long they took to be nurtured.
As we grow through the various stages of life some people need to be pruned from our lives.
Take a retrospective look at your formative years to date. How many of the people you met in your life are currently playing a meaningful role at the current stage you are in life?
Take a seat and evaluate all the people in your life, if they do not nurture you enough it is time to lose them and let the go.
Do not be saddled with loads that can be easily disposed of. Yes, your relationships took time to grow but remember the goal has always and will always be quality over quantity.
Are you ready to cut off ties that are not beneficial to your growth?