Rock the boat!
Be a “trouble-maker”.
Ignore any advice that someone tells you about not rocking the boat.
Most of us are told to be diplomatic, polite and correct, that we should let things go and not stand up for ourselves, be a good “likable” person and not a troublemaker, and that to me is the worst advice there is to follow.
Be true to yourself, follow what your gut tells you and absolutely do rock the boat when it feels necessary to speak your authentic truth.
Stand for something, have opinions and don’t be afraid of voicing them.
By not compromising ourselves that’s how we are able to move forward, grow, and evolve and feel good about ourselves.
There will always be someone who doesn’t like you or agree with you no matter what you do.
So what? Then you’re simply not vibing and that’s okay. We’re all different.
The everyday choices we make for ourselves is what shows us how much or little we love and respect ourselves.
Hold yourself in high regard and ignore the people who tell you to dim down your light and what you stand for because it makes them feel uncomfortable.
Here’s two things you can do that has profound effect on your self-confidence:
1.) Instead of being quiet when someone voices an opinion that you disagree with, say something like: “I have a different take on that/opinion/thought. I think/believe that …”.
Just share your thoughts in a calm way and if someone disagrees, then that’s okay. You’re just sharing opinions and thoughts, that’s all.
2.) When hearing any kind of gossip about someone, whether it’s in a group setting or someone saying it to you in private; defend the person (if there is something to defend) and say that you don’t like talking behind other people’s backs.
Even if you don’t ‘like’ the person. It’s just not your thing to talk negatively about other people so you let the other person know that, that’s all.
Doing these two things might feel scary at first, but when you do it, it will actually empower you.
You will feel good inside and a new kind of energy will well up from inside that gives you confidence and a sense of inner power and strength.
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou