If you spend your life worrying what others think, you will live a life that isn't yours.
You will make decisions based on what others think, which ultimately means you will live a life that doesn't make you happy. You'll make choices that aren't 100% yours. And what, my friends, kind of life is that?
I feared what others would think when I quit my government job. I mean, I worked for the federal government for almost 12 years (or was it 13?). And it was a good job, a secure job, a very well paying with a good retirement job.
But I was miserable. MISERABLE. I hated going to work. I hated getting up every morning and driving into a job I disliked. I found every excuse in the book to work away from the office and I took leave as much as I could afford to.
I started on my natural health journey prior to leaving the government, more so for myself and all the issues I was having. But as I continued on to becoming a health coach, I knew it was so much more than just helping myself. I wanted to help my family and friends and as many people as I could become the best version of themselves. It truly made me happy to see my clients reaching their goals and I knew I wanted to continue on that journey.
So I did what most people do in that situation. I fretted and worried and I asked literally everyone around me what their thoughts were. If they thought me leaving the government was silly. If I was making the wrong decision. You know, if me living MY life made sense to them.
When you look at something in that light, do you see how silly it is? How could I worry so much about what others thought when they weren't living my life? When they weren't feeling how unhappy I was? When they didn't pay my bills?
So I did something crazy. I walked away from my cushy government job. I started my own business. I went against what everyone else thought I should do in my life.
And I'll admit. I wasn't the most successful when I first started. I had grand ideas that everything would work exactly as I thought it would. That it would magically just happen for me. You know, without work. Duh.
Yes, it didn't magically happen for me. But, it led me to exactly where I needed to be. I went on an amazing adventure in finding myself, finding my business sense, and landing exactly where life was supposed to take me.
And I'm living a life I want to live. I'm living a life I've created. I'm living a life free of worry about what others think of me!
So live YOUR life. Live YOUR best life. Make decisions for YOU.
It takes courage. And it sometimes takes going against the grain. But I can promise that it is 100% worth it.
Have a beautiful, courageous week. Make the best decisions for YOU this week (and every week).
With love and wellness,