Your efforts to pursue your best life may not always be met with fanfare.
Saying, “no, thank you” to one thing so that you can say “yes” to another might draw attention.
When you decline the dessert.
When you skip the happy hour.
When you set the alarm.
When you pass on the vacation.
People might question you.
Challenge how you are living.
Because how you’re living is not normal.
Delaying gratification in the pursuit of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or even financial health isn’t normal.
Letting go of old habits to prioritize long-term goals over immediate pleasure isn’t normal.
Those around you, even loved ones, might suggest you “live a little”.
How you “live”, however, is up to you.
How well do you feel you are living in alignment with your best life?
You may or may not find that you’re doing so well.
You might find that you’re not in alignment.
That perhaps their suggestion is rooted in truth.
That perhaps you are, indeed, neglecting the “now” in pursuit of the “then”.
You might find, on the other hand, that you are living your best life to the best of your ability.
That perhaps their expectations for you no longer agree with the expectations you’ve set for yourself.
That your best life is awesome, and you intend to keep living it.
With or without the approval of others.
This can be hard.
It might result in questioning relationships.
Letting go of relationships.
All of this plays a role in pursuing your best life.
Some of it is awesome.
Some of it is really hard.
It’s your life, though.
Only you will live it.
You are worthy of it being absolutely FN awesome.
However you – and only you – define that.
You’ve got this.