We are all striving to push past the obstacles that prevent us from seizing opportunities.
One thing I see over and over again with the people I coach (and I am not immune to this either!) is that we care too much about what other people think about us.
Let me rephrase that, we care too much about what we THINK other people will think about us.
We care what strangers that we will never see again think about us, we care about what people who don’t like us think about us, we care what people who don’t love us think about us. We care too much about what people think about us and I believe this is one of the obstacles that prevent us from seizing opportunities. Maybe it’s bringing an idea up with the doctor, maybe it’s a business idea, maybe it’s participating in a new activity, maybe it’s just wearing your bathing suit to the beach. Ask yourself if you are not doing ‘it’ because you are worried what other people will think.
So here is my challenge for you. Bring to mind 3 or 4 people who love you, people who you trust have your best interests at heart, people who you respect and admire, people you love. Are you thinking about those people?
The next time you have the desire to do something and you hear that little voice in the back of your head, pulling you back, wondering what other people would think-squish it out with the thoughts of the 3 or 4 people who love and believe in you and think about what they would say and how they would encourage you.
And…don’t forget about you, your higher self, the one the knows the strength wisdom and courage you have, the one who will pick you up even if you fall down. Then take a deep breath and go for it!
To your happiness,
Your Life Coach