There was a time in my life when I believed I couldn’t make an independent decision, or, if I did, that it wouldn’t come without great consequence.
This was stifling.
You see, I was suffering from the desire to please everyone. I didn’t want waves from rocking the boat. I didn’t want anyone upset. And I definitely didn’t want anyone upset with me.
To say this caused some inner turmoil is like saying that a cat 5 hurricane causes a gentle breeze.
I relied so much on OPOs, other people’s opinions, before I could move forward that I didn’t move anywhere. I wanted permission. I wanted approval. I wanted affirmation.
And I know that I’m not alone.
You can further check out my thoughts over on my Facebook page where I went Live to share and bare my soul. Well, okay, it’s not *that* extreme.
So when should you seek out other people’s (or other professionals) opinions?
Here’s what I know with certainty. Business owners, entrepreneurs, and CEOs make decisions even when they don’t have all the details. Even when they don’t know the how behind their decisions, even when the decision goes against everyone else’s opinions!
And do you know what else they do?
They OWN their decisions, they take full responsibility, and they move forward.
What decision will you make today to move your life or business forward tomorrow?
Seriously. For too many years I did life alone because I was full of guilt, shame, and mourning. Instead of facing my truth, I compensated via performance. It was a horrible way to live! There came a time when I could no longer escape and I needed to stop running.
Does this sound like you, too? Oh, sister, you were made for such a time as this...and I am excited to do this life with you! Be set free today. xo, PJ