Simply put, there are two kinds of people: Those who make excuses, and those who make it happen. Who do you want to be?
It's great to talk with friends or family, but the truth is, they are always going to be biased. They usually can't see things from a completely objective perspective because they have a personal relationship with you. Seeking help from a professional counselor or therapist (or clergy) can help to give you mental & emotional tools to deal with things in a way you haven't been able to before.
For years, I've worked on learning how to better communicate with and understand people. Even after we get to know someone and tend to think we understand them - we aren't finished understanding them.
We all have basic needs. Things like food, a place to live, clothing, paying the bills, etc. Those needs usually are what drive us...
I’m sure we have all been critical and harsh at times in our lives, but we usually feel really bad about our behavior and try to make amends when we hurt others. Unfortunately, there are many people in the world who seem to enjoy hurting others and they will go to any means to cause suffering and even destroy others...
Ever have one of those days when you really, really don't feel motivated? We all do. So, HOW do you stay inspired and motivated? You get a system that works...and practice it.
While it's been said "The Lord helps those who help themselves", He truly & abundantly blesses those who help other people.
Regardless of how you think people perceive you, your own view of that is usually quite different from how others actually see you. So, how well do you get along with others?