How to Be Your Unique Self ๐Ÿ‘ธ No Matter What the World Says ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒŽ ...

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No matter who you are, someone expects something from you. Some expectations are reasonable, some are unavoidable, and some are simply not your problem. All of them get tiresome after a while, especially when you're trying to be yourself and stay true to what you believe in. It's often harder than it sounds. If your parents expect something of you, how can you say no? What does your boss expect from you? How about your partner? Even if you consider the expectations of the people whose opinions you value, you can still be your authentic self.

1. Consider What Interests You but Don't Feel Obligated

So, like I mentioned, sometimes you feel compelled to live up to the expectations of others. If your parents expect the best from you, for example, you don't want to let them down โ€“ right? Well, that depends on lots of things, such as your relationship with your parents, their definition of what's best for you (more on that in a minute), and what they expect. Replace โ€œparentsโ€ with โ€œboyfriend,โ€ โ€œwife,โ€ or โ€œbossโ€ and the considerations are the same. You don't have to live up to any expectations you don't want to. Think about how the expectations of others mesh with your interests and what you expect of yourself.

Don't Let Anyone else Define Your Happiness
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