Wayne Dyer said, “Treat yourself as if you’re already what you’d like to be.”
This is a great quote by Wayne because as simple as it is it hides a great meaning. To often we want to be something but let others opinions of us rule how we act. Family especially can find it hard to believe you want to become a better you. They treat you as they always have.
If you want to change and grow you have to start treating yourself like the person you want to be. Practice. Get it nailed and firmly ingrained in your head. Then and only then start educating others about how you have changed and want to be treated. The knockers will already see the change and will find it easier to accept the new you.