31 Days to Shine: Shine YOUR Way
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
I have a confession: not everybody likes me.
Shocking, i know. But, true.
It pains me to confess this. I am, what you might call, the quintessential People Pleaser. I want everyone to like me.
I’ve spent years agonizing over certain relationships. I’ve bent over backwards, I’ve prayed, I’ve schmoozed and tried my very best to be delightful and charming.
But it just doesn’t work.
There are lots of people who DO like me (I hope you are one of them) and for that I’m so thankful. But those one or two don’ts just eat away at my skin. Chafing and painful, like a tiny burn you can barely see but just can’t ignore. Tiny, but loud. Shrieking.
I will never win.
I want to be okay with not being okay with everybody. I want to be unconcerned about the one or two when there are so many other opinions worth listening to.
I’m not very good at this yet. I worry and fret about what the neighbors think. and I’ve tried to change myself to please another person. I’ve compromised. I’ve tried to be someone I’m not.
I want to shine MY way. I want to be okay with being me, with being enough. To never compromise on my kind of shine. Not their shine, mine. My shine.
Being shiny is about being yourself. Being courageous – being who you are with your whole heart.
Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.
Be shiny today! Be yourself, and you can’t help but glow.
The conversation continues on Facebook. Follow my author page for more insights and resources about living a shiny, abundant and beautiful life.
Like this post? Subscribe to receive future posts via email or a quarterly newsletter that positively glimmers with good stuff.