What impact do others have on you? Is that a good thing for you? Others might not really get you – what makes you tick – and inadvertently bring their own limited beliefs forward as well-meant opinions, especially from friends or family. The time we are living in, promotes everyone to have an opinion – even when they do not know the person or the subject matter.
I ask that you stop looking outside yourself for validation. Ultimately, when you tune-in, you
know the answers.
Start paying attention to how you feel when going through your life, playing your own game. You will constantly be refining what you do want. Look at your outcomes as valuable information to see if you are on or off course.
Unless you are asking for feedback in a particular area of their expertise in order to gain more information, get others’ judgments out of the equation.
This may involve breaking their habits of butting into or running your life. Set parameters on how they can interact, what is and what is not acceptable. It’s always important to remember they are ultimately coming from love.
Others can also be an asset in supporting us through a transition, like a coach or accountability partner. You know someone to check-in with. Be specific about how you want them to help, what that help looks like and don’t take advice unless they’re speaking from their experience as a thought provoking exercise.