It’s great to have friends, mentors, and people you can depend on. It’s good to have someone to talk to, bounce ideas back and forth, or just converse with from time to time. That is the beauty of have wonderful people in your life.
One of the draw backs is you may start to lose your voice. You start taking their advice so much that you no longer trust your instincts – your inner voice. You start to repeat the things they say, act the same as them, and, in some cases, start to look like them. All of your ideas are what others told you they should be, and you no longer question what they say. Even when having conversations with others, outside your circle, you find yourself repeating their ideas instead of your own.
It’s time to reclaim your voice. Time to trust your intuition and ideas. Time to be you. This may take distancing yourself from these people, retreating into your safe place, and taking a deep look at what or who you have become and who you want to be. Yes, I know it’s hard. I have been there before and it’s easy to let someone else make decisions for your life instead of voicing your opinion and following your instincts. But, it is so much more freeing and exciting to follow your inner voice and make your own decisions. It feels wonderful to know that you can make the right choices or wrong choice and still be you. You don’t have to be a clone of your friends and mentors. Everything you need is inside you and once your realize it a whole new world awaits you. Own your life, own your decisions, and reclaim your voice.