Have you ever been told to do something that you’ve never wanted to do? Living your life on someone else’s terms can be a daunting task. But if you want to be successful in life, success won’t come from living someone else’s life. It comes from living your own, and taking control of it. If you don't want to be like everybody else, you have to quit doing what everybody else does.
The first step in living life on your own terms is becoming aware of how other people are influencing your decisions. Most people follow trends or advice without really understanding why they are doing it, or if it even makes sense for them. It's important to take a step back and ask yourself why you do the things that you do. What drives the decisions that you make? Once you figure out who or what has been guiding your choices, it'll be easier for you to identify which decisions should be yours alone.
The second step is understanding the importance of self-sufficiency and autonomy. When we rely too much on others for our decisions and well-being, we start to expect those same people to provide us with solutions whenever something goes wrong. This dependency leads to feelings of frustration when those expectations aren't met—which can cause us to become more reliant on others instead of learning how to be independent and self-reliant ourselves. In order to gain true autonomy, we must learn how to take responsibility for our own lives and make our own decisions without relying on others for validation or approval every time we make a decision.
Finally, the last step is learning how to trust yourself and believe in your abilities enough that making decisions on your own becomes second nature. This step requires an immense amount of self-confidence and courage as well as some trial and error so don't expect perfection right away! Once you've cultivated the attitude of trusting yourself over anything else, the thought process behind making autonomous decisions will become much easier; plus, it'll feel like second nature!
Living life on your own terms doesn't mean being selfish or not caring about other people's opinions—it means taking ownership of your life and having faith that no matter what decision you make (even if it turns out differently than expected) it was still the best one for you at the time. Even though this process may seem overwhelming at first, investing time into becoming aware of what influences our decision-making processes can lead us down the path towards true autonomy where we have full control over our lives! So take a deep breath, trust yourself, and remember: live life on YOUR terms!
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