The Importance of Being You
Latrice Knighton is an award-winning divorce attorney, life coach, and speaker. She solves problems using her experience and legal knowledge to offer practical advice.
Every one of us is unique.
Our uniqueness is something to celebrate as we are all add something valuable to our community and world. If we didn't have unique thoughts and ideas — we wouldn't have all of the great things that we cherish.
Sometimes our uniqueness is not valued. In fact, sometimes people want to put us down for being different. For talking different. Thinking different. Or resolving a problem differently than what the other person expected.
And sometimes the judgment of others makes you want to run and hide, or even worse change something about you that was good.
That’s when we have to ask ourselves a really important question: should we stay who we are and handle the things the way we want — or do we change to met someone else's expectations? The answer is not always easy.
But knowing how to handle a situation where your family, friends, or coworkers want you to change just to make their lives easier, is necessary if you plan to have a long and happy life.
The importance of being yourself is in that fact that you can be true to yourself. When it comes to divorce, child custody, and the people that matter to you it is important to be true to yourself and what will give you a brighter future.
In this episode, you’ll get tips on how to deal with difficult situations where someone wants you to change who you are or your response to fit their needs.
What’s more, these same tips are crucial anytime there is an important decision to be made and someone has a certain expectation of you. Write them down now and save your future self untold amounts of time, money and heartache.
When it comes to being you— what is the one thing you like the most about yourself? What do other people compliment you on?
Leave a comment below and let me know. Remember to share as much detail as you’d like in your reply.
You get to choose the path your life takes. My hope is that today’s show and every show will help you make choices that are aligned with your personal values and goals.
As always, thanks for reading, watching and adding your voice. You matter. Your voice matters.
References: Importance of Being Yourself