I had something happen to me today that reminded me how important it is to have boundaries.
And stick to them.
Far to often, whether or not I agreed with what I was being asked to do, I did it. I didn’t question. I did my job. I did it 99% of the time with a smile. I didn’t ask why. Why didn’t matter. Or, at least that’s what I thought.
I have had time to reflect on my career and what I’ve learned is that by being so agreeable, doing the job without raising to much of a fuss, being a “yes” woman and never questioning will make everyone around you happy.
Everyone around you.
Everyone but you.
I felt completely taken for granted. Not valued. And, you know what? I finally decided that I was worth more than that. I
wanted needed to feel appreciated and valued and know that my work mattered.
The e-mail I received today reminded me of exactly why I left.
But, today was different.
Today, I put myself first. Today, I protected my soul. Today, I respected myself.
Today, I honored my boundaries.