I work with women who often unknowingly spend nearly all their energy trying to live up to someone else’s image of who they should be.
Going against your truth and meaningful purpose to be what someone else wants is monumentally challenging and rarely successful. If you achieve the false image, it doesn’t feel rewarding, and soon, the ache of your truth and opportunities lost breed resentment of whoever is trying to get you to be what they want.
It is never too late to honor yourself and make that choice lovingly. There is no need to inform anyone of your decision to be you. You are the one who needs to know. You’ll likely need to remind yourself a few times, too. You deserve to know and express the gifts inside of you.
Your new priority is to never let outside forces dictate the path to what’s fulfilling for you. They can’t know the right answer.
You’ll know you’re succeeding when the statement below inspires no fist-pumping exhilaration or fear. When reading it feels like reading your name, natural and easy, you’ve begun:
What others think of me is none of my business. What I think of myself and how my life feels to me is the business I care about.