Stop People Pleasing and Honor Your Convictions
I want to talk about something today that really changed my life for the better. This message will probably be the realest thing that you hear today. So, all of the time I hear people asking me about, “Trent, what is your secret sauce, what is your superpower, like what really changed everything for you?” Now, do not get me wrong, there are a lot of things I could talk about and a lot of things that I have talked about in previous blogs or podcasts of facebook live’s that helped change my life and got me to where I am today. But there is one thing that I really just do not talk about enough that has majorly affected my life for the better and I really want to share it with you guys today. I think that this advice is going to be great advice for anyone out there that desperately wants to live their best life in freedom. Because if you want to be living your best life then that means that you have got to be free - spiritually, emotionally, heck even financially. If you want to live your best life freely then I think what I have to say will really help you along that path.
You cannot be free if you are in prisons. I am going to let that sit inside your heart for a moment. Meditate on that thought for just a moment… If you are always trying to please everyone else and you are living your life in the way that you are because you want to please other people then you will always be a prisoner to those people. You know what is so crazy about that? A lot of us are working so hard day in and day out to please people in our lives that could not give a damn about us. There are people that are not paying much, if any, attention to the way we are living our lives but we have decided to weigh everything we do based on how they respond to it.
Let me tell you something that is really important for you to understand. You cannot force someone to support you. You cannot force someone to like you. You cannot even force someone to accept you. There are people in your life that care about you that you might genuinely want to make happy, and initially there is nothing wrong with that. The problem comes when you start compromising yourself and compromising your convictions to make those people happy. If you want to get anywhere close to living freely and living your best life, because those two things go hand in hand, then you need to honor your convictions. Stop doing the things that you know are wrong in your life just to make other people in your life happy. If they really care about you then they should be willing to support you if you are doing what you believe is ultimately right. If you want to live your best life, then stop people pleasing and honor your convictions.
It all starts with you.