I Can See Clearly Now

I had fooled myself into believing that things would change.  I had fooled myself into thinking things would work out.  I went against years of evidence and starting being optimistic about things. I am no longer fooled. Things are the same way they always were. Any change that has happened has not changed my standing. My optimism was a mirage. I was fooled for a while by this mirage, but I’m seeing clearly now.

I’m seeing clearly that it is time to move on. I’ve let myself get stuck in the same place for too long. I’ve let myself get stuck in a place where I will never be appreciated. I’ve let myself get stuck in a place where I have no room for growth. I’ve let myself get stuck in a place where no one takes me seriously.

I can see clearly now that I’ve allowed other people’s opinion of me affect my opinion of myself. I’ve let other’s decide I’m not good enough, that I’m not worth the risk. I can see clearly now that other people’s opinion of me should not affect my opinion of myself. I can see clearly now that I need to go somewhere where people will appreciate what I have to offer. I can see clearly now that I’ve wasted a lot of time hoping for something that will never happen.

I can see clearly now that it is time for me to take action. It’s time for me to step out of my comfort zone. It’s time for me to sacrifice comfort, time and possibly money to find a place where I can grow and advance.

It was a tough week, but it opened my eyes.

I can see clearly now.

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2 thoughts on “I Can See Clearly Now

  1. I have to be honest– I just sat down and had a discussion about this with my boss recently. He’s been acting like he would move forward with things but then always kept leaving me where I was. So, I just straight out asked him. Aside from applying for positions they already hired someone else for instead of me (because I’m not willing to just go blindly- I want to know why you want me to do something) I’m stuck here! So, I’m not longer feeling guilty about thinking I need to move on.

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    • I had a discussion before the latest promotion I didn’t get. They said all the right things about my value blah blah blah but it is obviously all talk. I just need the right opportunity in the right place so I can get out.

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