Don’t let Snarks run your Life

Commercials, print ads, billboards, radio promos and more. In our daily lives, we are bombarded with images and advice from celebrities, business experts, financial analysts, co-workers, family members and more telling us what to do and how to improve our lives. And while this information is enjoyable and sometimes helpful, it can frequently overwhelm and place unnecessary pressures on us. These images often lead us to focus only on trying to impress and make others happy. And you often forget what makes you happy.

When I feel the pressures of these images starting to take over, I just remember one of my favorite realisms: What choice is right? For you. Not for your neighbor, your co-worker, your spouse or your mom.

This is your life. That means you should be the person calling the shots—the one making the decisions that affect your life. When the well-meaning people in our lives try to control us, they’re really acting as snarks. I call them bubble-busting snarks, and they load us up with guilt about the way we’re living our lives.

This is your life. Live it to the fullest—your way.

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