Life is Too Short

Life is Too Short and Precious

Life is too short and precious to live only for others.

I am a self-sufficient person. I pay the bills that require paying, I keep my priorities close to my heart, and I keep a nice home that I am proud to present to others.

By doing these things, I prove to myself that I am a responsible person and I am able to make decisions for myself.

Unfortunately, I am sometimes faced with people who feel as if I must take their way or the highway. That is unacceptable to me.

Sometimes, these intrusions can be as simple as a family member trying to sway me to marry before I am ready, buy a certain kind of car, or breastfeed my baby. Or it could be my neighbor insisting that we become best friends and that I spend every moment of my free time with her.

Regardless of the situation, I gather my thoughts and present them in the most respectful manner I can. Then, I simply let the person react as they may - my job is done.

It is unfair to me to feel as if I must live to please others. What about my wants? I need to tend to my own desires and values. Others must tend to their own wants and priorities and I must take care of mine

For this reason, I always speak my truth. Knowing what I want, I am free to let the ball roll in whichever direction the other party chooses.

Today, I stand by my values and refuse to be pushed in a direction someone else chooses for me. 

Self-Reflection Questions:

  • Am I able to vocalize my opinion when necessary?
  • Do I set clear boundaries with others?
  • Do I often feel trapped into a situation because I have a difficult time saying no?

About the Author Rick Lewis

Rick Lewis is a disabled Vet with over 20 years of experience as a Sales Trainer, Coach and Mentor. He uses his life experiences and gifts to help others achieve success and wellness in their lives. Life doesn't always turn out the way we envisioned it. Heartbreak, health crisis, family turmoil, and financial troubles occur, leaving its mark on all aspects of our life. Rick is here to help you out of your rut. He will work with you to gain clarity on what it is that you want most in life and make proactive decisions that will bring about the change you’ve been hoping for. His specialties are: Self Love, Inspiration, Motivation, Self Confidence, Grief, Relationships.

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