Why you must be true to yourself and who you are in order to be happy, fulfilled and successful. Why trying to live up to the expectations of your family or peer group will cause them to accept you, but you’ll only make yourself miserable in the process by becoming a fraud.
In this video coaching newsletter I discuss an email from a viewer who is living a life that is a lie. He comes from a wealthy family that expects him to live a life according to their expectations. He is frustrated that the women he dates seem to only be interested in his status and his money. He has created a fraudulent image of who he is for the women he dates. He even drives an old car to maintain an illusion of who he really is in hopes that he will find someone who is interested in him and not his money.
He’s not happy working in the family business that they expect him to eventually run in the future as they retire. They want him to triple the companies revenue over the next decade, but they never let him implement any of his ideas. He wonders if he should just say fuck it and start his own business.
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“We must honor our purpose and true nature in life. We must honor our calling even when it is in conflict with the values and goals of our family or the expectations of our peer group. It can be easy to gain the acceptance of your family and peer group as long as you do what they want. However, you’ll only lose yourself and who you are in the process; thus making yourself a miserable fraud. Suppressive people can only feel good about themselves if they can make those around them conform to their standards and ideals. That is why people react so negatively when you choose a mission or purpose to pursue that is not what they want for you. The only way to shut them up and accept you is to succeed despite their best efforts to destroy & discourage your dreams. Weak people who are living a lie in their own lives will always find a way to discourage others from living and honoring their truth.” ~ Coach Corey Wayne