They say they love you and want whats best for you – but at every turn they are sabotaging what you are doing or complaining how selfish your are.
Just because you are eating healthy or taking time away from them so you can work out.
You want to lose weight and get healthy but it feels twice as difficult when you don’t have their support.
What THEY think really doesn’t matter.
Here are ten reasons why you don’t need to listen to other peoples opinions even if they mean well.
1. For one thing, this is YOUR life – NOT theirs!
When you tuck yourself in at night you know in the morning you will be the one left holding the bag of your decisions. You don’t need anyone’s approval to conduct your life in a healthy and happy manor. Live your life and let them live theirs.
2. Sometimes the other shoe won’t fit.
Trying to mould yourself into another expectations is like trying to fit into shoes that aren’t your size. Maybe they have decisions or advice based on their own life’s experience, but they haven’t lived your life. Only you have. Like the old adage says “walk a mile in anothers shoes…”
3. Father knows best? Not always!
You know what is best for you. Lives are complicated with many decisions every day. Even your best friend doesn’t know everything about you. Many of your decisions come as a result of a personal incident, or many hours of quiet thought. Only you can know all the angles.
4. Someones OPINION doesn’t mean you have to do it.
An opinion isn’t a command so don’t give it the power of a command. Smile politely when people tell you what they think and shrug is off as the hot air it really is. If someone keeps pushing their opinion on you and it goes against your goals, maybe see them less if possible. I heard Bob Proctor say once “don’t visit as often or stay as long” when it comes to the naysayers in your life.
5. At the end of the day, its YOU you are stuck with.
No matter what – YOU are stuck with your decisions and the consequences of them. Good and bad. No one is saying its easy, choices aren’t easy. But if your choice is to either be stuck with a hot body or stuck with the misery of trying to make everyone else happy? Which will it be?
6. Trust in yourself.
You’re a smart cookie. Its normal to want the support and affirmations from those around you. Sometimes we become a little over-reliant and start to feel as though we need the support of others. Have faith in your own ability to make your own decisions. Whether you agree or disagree with the advice given, at the end of the day, the final decision is yours.
7. Living authentically.
You cannot live your life authentically if you are living another’s life. This is your miracle.
8. Turn the tables.
How often do you think about what other people are doing and how they are living their lives? How much do you care whether or not they succeed or fail in what they do? That is about as much time as they are thinking of you too. And it doesn’t add up to much does it? Let this knowledge take the pressure off you.
9. You can’t please everyone so you…
Got to please yourself. There is a whole song about this.
♪ ♫ Lot-de-dah-dah-dah…
10. Eternal motivation comes from inside.
Getting into the habit of being your own best council is a cornerstone to permanent motivation.