Some people fear that if they start living the life they want to that they will be outcast from their friends and family. Would those friends really be friends? You can still live the life you feel that you want to be living without this happening to you. Let’s look at how you can manage this.
No one expects you to always have the exact same viewpoint as them. If they do, that is their problem. When you do find yourself in disagreement just be careful about how you show this. While expressing your views, don’t become headstrong and forceful. Instead learn to listen to both sides of the argument or discussion. There doesn’t always have to be a clear winner. Agree to disagree.
While you may want to dress in a carefree manner, again do this within the parameters of the law. #nopublicindecency If you are visiting your parents or grandparents at their home, it may be best to respect any rules they have around attire.
Living your own life and being your own person is wonderful. Who doesn’t want to feel carefree and have no boundaries placed upon them? This doesn’t mean that everyone around you will want to do the same and that is OK. Allow your friends to conform to the majority if that is what they wish. Don’t force actions on them if they prefer different. Maybe they will come around, maybe not. Allow them to be themselves as well.
When your friends and family see you as authentic this means that you really are being true to yourself. You are not afraid to share your views, raise objections and stand out amongst the crowd.
An authentic person is someone that means what they say, says what they mean and walks the talk! You know the type of person who you are, and you are extremely comfortable living in your own skin.
When you are living the life you want to live you share honestly with others. You are not vulnerable and yet, you know who you can be vulnerable with. You have an inner strength that is often admired by others. You genuinely know how to love, trust and respect the people in your life. Plus you can leave that pesky ego in the background if and when necessary. At the same time you seize every opportunity to learn, grow and explore everything around you.
THE DIFFICULT THING IS THAT VULNERABILITY IS THE FIRST THING I LOOK FOR IN YOU AND THE LAST THING I'M WILLING TO SHOW YOU. IN YOU, IT'S COURAGE AND DARING. IN ME, IT'S WEAKNESS.
- BRENÉ BROWN