Monday, March 26, 2012

Motivational Monday

Good Morning! How was your weekend?

Sometimes our lives require frequent reflection and tweaking. Sometimes we've got to learn from our mistakes and adjust accordingly. I oftentimes find myself doing things I don't want to do because I'm trying to be "nice" or I'm trying to make someone happy not be mad at me.


It's finally dawned on me though. If someone isn't happy with you, isn't it their problem? Unless you honestly did something intentionally to hurt that person;
If someone doesn't like what you are doing, it shouldn't be up to you to fix it.

But sometimes I set these ridiculous expectations of myself for other people that aren't really there and that only makes people end up getting hurt. Or I end up letting people walk all over me because I don't stand up for myself


So for today's Motivational Monday, I'm going to try to live my life more like this:

10 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are marvelous, really love them!! xx

rooth said...

Those are really words to live by. Thanks for sharing - I really needed something like that today

Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} said...

Hey Jess, something to learn young: don't take things too personally!
When someone isn't 'happy' with what you're doing or not doing for them - you're right, how is that your problem? You're living your life to the fullest and doing the best you can!! An important thing in all relationships is respect... including respecting someone's boundaries and capacity to say 'no'! I love ya, but 'no'! ;) Hope you have a great week xo

Cat said...

What a great, heartfelt post! I just saw another amazing mini-quote on Etsy that falls right along these lines: "be yourself, everyone else is taken". Here is to celebrating the uniqueness in each of us along with a big dollop of support, love, and encouragement to you for being so awesome and inspiring :) xxCat

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

wise words to keep in mind. happy monday!

Audrey Allure said...

Such a great post! Loving that last quote.

Claire said...

i like this! be yourself and don't apologize for it!

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Whitney said...

love these thoughts!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Such a great post and reminder!

Fashion Tales.... said...

I loved these great inspiring quotes. The last one is an excellent one.