One of the great things about getting older is the wisdom we hopefully acquire with life experience. Through most of my personal life and my business career, I wanted people to like me and/or wanted them to buy my business products and services. When I realized that not everyone “gets it”, life became so much easier. Let me explain. In business, as a finan…cial advisor, I provided services that could help almost everyone I met. I had the ability to improve people’s lives. For reasons known and some unknown, I was not able to sell my services to everyone I met. When I learned that not everyone would be a good fit for what I did and that not everyone would see the value of what I could do for them, it made hearing “no” much easier.
The same is true with our personal lives. When we learn and understand that not everyone is going to get our sense of humor, our individual passions for life, our desires for our future mate, we become free to live our own lives and not worry about what others think or want. We become free to pursue life the way we see fit, the way God wants us to. We are free to become the best we can be.
There is nothing wrong with people that don’t understand you or what you are looking for. They just don’t “get it” and you don’t need to spend a lot of time or energy trying to convince them of who you are or what you are looking for. Surround yourself with people that “get it” and let the others go.