Member Since: 10/10/07
Last Login: 06/26/08
Program Progress: Day 3
This is a tough one. Can I BE happy and seek my dreams, make changes, keep to doing the things I need to, if my friends or partner or roommate choose NOT to?
I like what someone said to me once, "All you can do is hand them a card." She meant, "You let them know an option is there. You give them a way to find it. Then, you leave them alone."
For instance, say I decide to go vegetarian. I'm hyped, I feel good, I'm loving it, it's really making me happy.
If others keep eating meat, I'm the one who made a change. Unless they invite me to dinner and when I show up there's a big steak on my plate...now THAT's sabatoge!..
they are just choosing to remain in the place I am no longer at.
hand them a card; focus on you; be patient.
Wordbird - loved your idea of sending a card. going to take it one step further and have a stack of lovely picture-postcards (pre-stamped and addressed!) in my head, ready for delivery at all times :-)
It is hard not to be judgemental when others around us don't fall into our new routine. Especially so now that your positive enthusiasm for this course must be known to them
I think it is a good sign of your commitment to completing the checklist that you can identify excuses which, not so long ago, we were all making
You're not alone