Happy Monday Beautiful People! ♥️
This week’s theme for the #Last90Days
focuses on the opinion of others. Let’s sit with that for a moment. Ask yourself ~ Do you care about other people’s opinion?
In my work with clients at Healing Path Counselling Services, this is often one of the biggest struggles that people want to work through. It is human nature to want to be liked and accepted. Right from when we are born - we seek out our parents/guardians and look for physical cues and reactions that guide our behaviours. Seeking acceptance is a natural human process. It can be positive ~ others’ viewpoints can prevent harmful actions or situations; other people may be able to guide you in a different direction that you would have otherwise not entertained. In those circumstances, where opinions are used for the greater good and personal development ~ the outcomes are usually positive. However, excessive worrying about others’ opinions where it inhibits your dreams, aspirations and/or goals can have a negative effect on your life. It can be so debilitating that it interferes with your ability to feel at ease with yourself and around others. This often leads to people worrying too much about what others are thinking about them. It can make it difficult for one to make decisions that they know in their gut is the right decision for them.
Ask yourself this question ~ when was the last time you didn’t do what you wanted (even though your intuition was screaming YES) because you cared more about what other people would think?
Your answer is probably more frequent then you would like to admit. As with anything ~ this shift requires a change in mindset. And the change in mindset revolves around living your life to the fullest potential you were meant to live. Recognizing that my fullest potential is likely very different from yours and the next person and the next person.
So for this #MondayMotivation
I give you permission to not let other peoples’ opinions prevent you from living YOUR life to the fullest potential. “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” ~ Lao Tzu
I choose to no longer be a prisoner ~ what do you choose?