Life can sometimes be hard. And without thinking about it we sometimes make life harder for ourselves.
Being 50 gives you (ie. read me) a lot of perspective.
We cannot deny our personality but many times that is exactly what we do in order to impress other people, to not rock the boat, to go along to get along or to keep others from hurting us.
However, when we deny our personality and our true selves in order to protect ourselves what often happens is it backfires and we complicate our lives.
It does us no good to deny our true needs and wants because in the end we will be frustrated, angry or full of regrets.
Also, we usually get to a point in our lives–for me it was 50–when we no longer want to settle to please others or to keep wasting time in endeavors that are not making us happy.
Life can sometimes be hard but it can also be wonderful if you find a way to be the real you as you navigate the rough parts.
Here is what I have been doing to be the real me:
- I choose to be honest, with others but mostly with myself.
- I choose to spend time doing things that I find enjoyable and fulfilling.
- I choose not to apologize for my feelings and opinions.
- I choose not to worry about what other people think.
I know, it sounds easy…but it is actually hard. But oh so worth it! So enjoy being the real you–its the only you there really is!