I have to share a little secret to happiness with you... you ready for it? Not THE secret, but one piece of puzzle to give you a peace inside your soul. Not everyone is going to LIKE YOU. Yes, I said it. There will be those people who just don't "get" you, people who won't understand you, or want to be your friend, or even want to get to know you. And you know what, that's okay.
This is really difficult for me personally. As much as I hate to admit it, it really hurts my feelings when people don't like me. So much so that I actually hide my true thoughts often. Not to those who truly know me, get me uncensored (sorry guys). But I censor everyone else. I tend to worry about being too forthright with my beliefs and opinions. I sugar coat. I don't like to offend people, because truthfully, I used to be the person who offended everyone, and I'm still paying for it! Granted, this was ten plus years ago, but yes, I'm still paying for it.
When I first started with coaching, I was pretty fearful about what people would think if I was to get involved with an unconventional business model, like coaching, especially because I hadn't previously been into fitness. Would people judge me? Think coaching was a scam? Think I was a fraud? Wonder if I was just trying to sell them something? Question my authenticity? Question my passion for helping people?
But one day --- I realized, I'm done trying to please people who aren't really friends. We need to focus less on those who are getting out of our car, they weren't going the same place as you anyways! And focus more on those who are still in your car. Focus more on yourself and on those people in your life who inspire you, who build you up, who want you to succeed, who empower you, who seek you out to get to know you and what you have to offer as a friend. If you have to worry what someone will think, they aren't really "in your car" anyways. You aren't travelling to the same place! So it's okay if they get out.
Flip your switch! Start caring about finding peace within yourself. Feeling comfortable in your own skin. Finding a home inside you. Instead of thinking about who might judge, hate on, or dislike you... think about who might be INSPIRED by you. If you never share your passions, you can never influence someone else to make positive changes in their lives! And that's really what being a human is all about. Caring enough about people to inspire the greatness that is inside them! To unlock some other person's greatness, to inspire someone else to be comfortable in their own skin.
You have the opportunity to use your life... your BELIEFS, your TRIALS, your God given talents, and your heart to help INSPIRE others to live their best life.
Do not ever dull your SPARKLE so that others feel more comfortable! RADIATE your truth unapologetically, be yourself, be a shining, glittery, ball of sparkle! When you live your life and be yourself, God smiles. He created you, He loves every single facet of your multifaceted personality. He created those talents that you are HIDING by trying to please the world. Be-You-Tiful. Find that peace inside yourself so that you know that even though not everyone on God's green earth "likes" you, but that it's okay for people to not understand you, because you are practically perfect in every way to God and you have to come to a point where you are at peace with who you are as a person.