Have you ever wanted to do something on your own terms, start something brand new or acquire something special but you didn’t? Instead, you got bogged down in what people would think if you did exactly what you wanted?
Is there something that you’d love to try but never got around to it because of what folks will say and so their opinions kept you back?
I call this living life according to someone else’s terms and I’ve always resisted it. Even more so now that I’m at a point in my life where I need an underwire bra and a pair of Spanx to hold things up, I absolutely refuse to conform to what other people think I should do or say.
I don’t mind taking risks. I don’t fear making mistakes. I don’t fear looking foolish and I certainly don’t mind the consequences of a wrong decision. What I always regret are the times when I don’t take the leap because I let allowed the opinions of others scare me into standing still
Here’s the truth I have learned time and time again
Now don’t get me wrong, Living Life On Your Own Terms does not mean shutting out people who love you or neglecting the many responsibilities tethered to day-to-day living.
But it does require that you ask yourself some tough questions:
1) What’s the one important thing you haven’t been able to get started?
2) Why haven’t you started, what are you afraid of?
3) Whose opinion is keeping you back from starting?
4) What’s one step you can take *right now* to shift your focus from what they think to what you would like to do on your own terms?
In the video short below I begin to tackle the issue of constantly apologizing for pursuing what you want.
I am here to say you must STOP!
Two years ago when I started Forward Forty I had several: “What the heck is she doing,” comments from friends and colleagues. If I had listened to most of them I would not have started a digital media brand which has inspired hundreds of thousands of women.
My belief is that life is a precious thing we’ve been given for a very limited number of years and this obliges us to pursue people, careers, loves that bring joy.
I know it can be daunting but when you visit here, I’ll share three amazing lessons with you about bringing your dreams to life.
The download is free but you do have to sign in to receive the free training
Be prepared at the end of it to be on fire and ready to start something new!
One more thing…
Once you’ve watched please join me on the blog and let me know
What’s the one thing you’d love to do/achieve in 2018 by living life on your own terms, no matter what people say?
What’s one small step you can take to get going now?
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