At the end of the day, it is just you. The people you consider friends or lovers might not be with you in five or ten years. Someone always used to tell me, “People can come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.” You come first in any situation, since you will be with you for as long as you live.

Only you have the power to make yourself happy. Stop relying on other people to fulfill your happiness. All your doing is setting yourself up for failure. You can’t find true happiness in someone else. Sure, when your with them you feel good, but that isn’t what makes you truly happy.

I myself have had to look myself in the mirror and recognize that I wasn’t happy. Once I took this step, I began to explore what was keeping me from my happiness. I discovered that I wasn’t putting my wants and needs first.

Once I changed my priorities, I found myself smiling more and wanting to do more. People often believe they have to put others before them to get this sensation, but I can fully assure you people are unreliable. Don’t shove something in your heart that doesn’t belong.

Put yourself first, trust yourself, and experience true happiness once and for all.