Mental Mistakes That Spoil a Relocation #1: Trying to Make Everyone Happy.


...trying to please everyone.

(And yes, this includes your mother and your husband.)

The fact of the matter is, you can’t. It’s a futile effort. And the minute you try to please everyone you stop living life for yourself and start living it for them. 

This rarely ends well.

Let them have their thoughts. Part of loving someone is letting them think whatever they choose to think.

But don't ever believe that their thoughts have to be yours. Or that you are, in some way, responsible for the thoughts they are choosing.

True story: It's okay be PSYCHED about your upcoming move even if your dad thinks it's the dumbest decision ever.  

Bottom line: What they think is their business. What you think is yours.

Allegra SteinComment