[styled_box]”Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.” ~ Richard Bach[/styled_box]
So many of us spend more time making sure everyone else is taken care of and meeting every one else’s needs; we feel obligated to make sure everyone else has what they need verses making sure we take care of ourselves.
Do you find yourself doing things that don’t “feel good” to you or that don’t necessarily fit with your values or goals? Why is it that we continue make commitments and feel obligated to put others before ourselves? For most, one of the main reasons is that not having your personal goals and values defined. It’s vitally important that you know what it is you want out of life and how you’re going to get there. Once you know that then comes the hard part, living your life to be true to yourself so that you can be your true self!
Helping and taking care of others is noble and wonderful; I am in no way suggesting that we stop. What I am suggesting is that if you’re doing things that don’t fit with your goals and values, things that don’t “feel good” or that you do not believe in, you should re-evaluate those choices and commitments. This is typically when you’re not being true to yourself.
When you are making choices that are in alignment with your true self, you will feel energized and you will see positive impacts in your life! You will not feel bothered, most likely whatever your doing won’t feel like a chore and you’ll find happiness and delight in it.
On the opposite side however, when you are not being your true self or true to yourself there is a negative impact on your life. Sometimes it’s a feeling that you have, you may become ill or fatigued, sometimes it’s missed opportunities because your focusing on something other than what’s right for you, or it could should up in many other ways.
When you’re making choices and commitments, listen to your feelings – they are your greatest asset. If something doesn’t “feel” right, you may want to examine it further before moving forward. Do your best to make sure whatever you do fits with your goals and values and “feels” good to you so that you can be your true self and live a life of happiness and success.