This is a lesson I'm learning right now. Bigtime.
I have the tendency to put up with a whole bunch of bullshit simply because it makes other people happy. I put my needs and my ultimate happiness on the back-burner because, truly, it makes me happy to make other people happy. I take it too far, though, and completely disregard what I need.
It has been a difficult learning process for me - to find the balance between allowing myself to be happy and serving others - and I'm still working on it every day. But I'm getting there.
How about you? Have you ever had to give yourself a quick kick in the pants to remind yourself that you're allowed to leave behind the things that don't serve you positively? Tell me about it in the comments!