The opinions and beliefs of others can have a profound impact on how you see yourself and your world, if you allow it. You need to be careful to question what people say and do or you might discover you are blindly following in their footsteps, without realizing the path you have taken. It is a monkey see, monkey do syndrome.
While you might trust someone, your choice to succumb to his/her influence is a reflection of his/her charm and manipulative character that might tip the scale without your being fully aware. You need to question your motive for agreeing to do something that is unlike you or questionable. You may feel uncomfortable at first if others question your decision to go against his/her grain. The fulfillment you feel as you make your own decisions can help you internalize the fact that you need to remain on a strong and steady path.
It is within you to choose whom you will allow to influence your thoughts and feelings. However, putting this into practice can be tricky or a challenge you didn’t anticipate. You might discover the juxtaposition of your relationship with someone might be based on power and submission. You might be expected to follow his/her lead as a matter of course. However, it is your right to decide how you will live your life and to determine what is important for yourself.
If you allow someone who is both charismatic and dominant to make the important decisions for you, you could end up in situations that are uncomfortable or risky.
When you consciously manage your mind, body and spirit, no force in the universe can sway you from the path your have chosen. You can mitigate your susceptibility to outside influences by making the conscious decision to abide by your personal principles, no matter what and no matter whom.