"In all of my experience, I’ve never seen lasting solutions to problems, lasting happiness and success that came from the outside in."
—Stephen Covey, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"
Attempting to live from the outside is similar to following the wish of others instead of trusting the answers from within you. If you are consistently accommodating yourself to do what others want or expect, you are living from the outside in. Living life from the outside in takes more effort and energy because it calls for being someone you’re not.
Change from the inside out is more energizing and fun. You begin to experience more ease. As you honor your essential self and values and align your actions with your essence, outer conditions start to align with your values. This may take courage, faith, time and patience.