I see many women settling for second best, time and again. You see it in their outfits and you notice it in their eyes. They just don't feel or look as fantastic and as beautiful as they know they could do.
How much do you spend on items that you know don't really suit you, even before you pay for them?
Every woman can be beautiful. Yes, you can! Of course, you can! But, what most women don't figure out is that THEY have the power to be beautiful or not. Being beautiful is not a thing that happens to you, it is something that you have control over.
When you go shopping, don't succumb to a "that will do" but wait for the "oh là là"!
If you buy a dress that makes you feel "okay", you will feel just okay and look just okay when you wear it. However, if you hold off from the buying fever and wait...yes I said wait...you may find the piece that will make you feel and look "wow" a little later!
Isn't that worth waiting for?
Aren't the best things worth waiting for?
So many times, we are pushed to do things fast as we don't have the time to wait. We feel pressured to make a decision then and there. We think that we can't possibly wait and come back for something better, as we don't have the time.
So, what happens?
We end up settling. Not just for second best sometimes but for something far less worthy of us.
Do you know what settling for second best time and time again will do to your psyche?
It will make YOU feel like you deserve only second best.
And this will result in you feeling like second best.
What a shame!
Let me tell you something that may surprise you: You deserve the best! Yes, you do!
What is more, having the best makes you feel the best.
Yes, many times wanting to have the best means having to wait for it. It means learning to say no. So, wait. The best is worth the wait! When you wait for it, when you have it, it will mean so much more to you. This self discipline is something that we French women are used to. We use it all the time. As a result, we have a reputation for always looking chic.
So, next time you are about to buy that dress, that pair of shoes or that coat; stop!
Ask yourself how you feel about it.
Does it make you feel fantastic?
Does it make you look beautiful?
If it does? Then, whip out your purse and pay for it.
If it doesn't? Then break the pattern of settling for second best and put it back on the shelf. Leave the shop straight away. You can come back later and maybe you will find the piece that will be the best for you. Walk away from something that is not worthy of you, don't put it in your basket!
PS. If you're fed up with settling for second best and want to get only the best from now on, please join us in The French Chic Academy. It's the best! You will be shown what to do to feel and look the best, always. And in this case, why wait? ;0)
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I'm Marie-Anne Lecoeur. I teach women how to upgrade their style and think, shop & dress like a French woman in my Ecourses and The French Chic Academy
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