Let me ask you a question...
When will you stop caring about other people's opinions of your life? When will you start worrying more about your happiness over other people's opinions?
Okay, so I know that was two questions. But I think they are insanely important.
Far too often, we put other people and their opinions above what we want, what will make us happy. We worry so much about how it will look to other people, what they will think, if they'll still like us, if they'll approve.
And here's the real question...WHO CARES if they approve (or don't)?
Does their approval pay your bills? Does their approval make you happy? Does their approval mean you've achieved everything you've hoped for?
I am willing to bet the answer to all those questions is NO.
If you always put off what you want to do because of other people, then you will never achieve your goals nor find true happiness. You may end up resenting that person or worse, staying stuck in a situation where you are unhappy or miserable.
I, unfortunately, know this feeling all too well. I was one of those people. I wanted everyone's approval. Well, more specifically, my mom's. But I also wanted to please everyone else. I didn't always put myself first when it came to making decisions.
To look back, it sounds so silly. How could I have possibly put other people, who didn't necessarily matter, and what they thought before my own happiness?
I stayed in a job I was unhappy with for far too long because I thought it was what I was supposed to do. Where I was supposed to be. Who I was supposed to be.
And it took me far too long to come to terms with who I really am. I tried to hide it, tried to bury it, and I was so miserable.
Be true to yourself. Be unapologetically you. Be bold in following your dreams. Live YOUR life. Not anyone else's.
Have a beautiful week. And continue living YOUR best life.
With love and wellness,