Some people are the type that are easily influenced by those those around them. Others are more inclined to stay true to themselves and continue on their path without being affected by the opinions or thoughts of others. I like to think of myself as the latter, but let’s be honest… There are some people in our lives whose opinions matter to us, and I don’t think any person on this planet is above that. The fact is, when we care deeply about another person, we tend to want the best for them, and voice what we think is in their best interest.
Although I think it is extremely important for each of us to find ourselves, and stay true to the core values we identify most with, I think it is imperative to consider the thoughts and opinions of those close to us while we go through this journey of life. Sometimes, we can be blinded by our own fears, assumptions, or pre-conceived notions, and having another set of eyes and ears to help us can provide insight we would otherwise brush past. Only you can determine what is best for you, and what your limitations are, but having that extra little push over the edge of self-doubt can work wonders for a person.
So even when things don’t seem to be going your way, or you hear a little voice telling you that you can’t or shouldn’t do something, shine with utter drive and determination, and prove to both yourself and others that you are a star. Because even when you are surrounded by darkness, all you have to do is stay true to yourself to remember where you are going to shine your very brightest.
Happy Friday 🙂