Today, I am featuring this guest post from Be Blogger Official. I felt that this a reminder to us all when we forget what matters in life.
”Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ”Mark Twain
When you care about what others think of you, YOU GIVE YOUR POWER AWAY. You effectively disempower yourself. Wondering, worrying or being concerned about what others think of you is the number one reason why people experience stress, anxiety, and fear.
What other people think about you is none of your business.
It’s their business.
Wasting your time thinking about what they are thinking about you serves nothing.
Seeking approval is a waste of your time and energy. It will only bring you suffering.
It’s not about whether others approve of you but if you approve of you.
This is what counts.
How people perceive you reveal more about them than it does about you. People will perceive you based on their own conditioning and filters. So don’t take it personally.
We sometimes hold back being fully ourselves or stepping out and living our purpose in a big way because of the fear of being judged and what people will think or say.
Here’s the deal: When you put yourself out there in the world and dare to follow your dreams, it is a risk. It is a vulnerable and courageous act.
People will judge you.
People will talk about you.
People will project their stuff onto you.
It is what it is.
In fact, some people won’t like you. And they don’t even know you. This is unavoidable. Make peace with this up front.
Do not give those who don’t even know you the power to determine your happiness.
Do not give even those who know you the power to determine who you should be and what your limits are.
Know who you are.
As you accept yourself as you are and as you are not, you become powerful.
Your soul is already SELF-validated.
You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all the people all of the time. In fact, there will be those who, no matter what you do, will think negatively and never be satisfied. This has nothing to do with you.
Jesus. Bruce Lee. Gandhi. Bob Marley. Martin Luther King Jr. They all had people who didn’t like them.
Remember that there really are no enemies. Just those who don’t know you yet and neither themselves.
At the end of the day, you are the one who has to live with yourself.
Even if you do get others’ approval, if it’s at the expense of yourself, it won’t be truly satisfying.
Trying to get people’s approval is a form of control. But in doing so, you are the one who ends up controlled.
The energy it takes is not worth it, as it often requires you give up a part of yourself in order to get the approval.
As I often say, if everyone likes you, you might want to be concerned. When you follow your heart, you will make waves in this world.
You will stand out.
You will upset some people.
You will create change.
Life is a daring adventure to be lived with no regrets.
It takes true boldness to be yourself fully.
People have the right to think whatever they want to think about you.
Let that be their business.
So what do you think about you?
What other people think about you is none of your business!
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Superb post 👍 totally agree with you on every point. Keep Glittering and writing such amazing posts. Love TGA by Misha 💕😊
Thank you! xx
Yes yes yes!!!! This post really speaks my mind about not caring what other people think. I have really struggled with this in the past but I have learned to let go of this worry and it feels amazing. People will judge no matter what, whether you do good or bad so you better do as you please. Let people think they know you 😉
Yes, you are correct. Happy it speaks to you. xx 🤗
Can’t agree more. So true. xx
Thank you so much! 😊
So good! Very helpful! Amazing post💕
Much appreciate your kind words. Thank you! 💋♥️
love this!! such an amazing reminder 🙌🏻
Thank you! 😊 Yes, we do need these reminders. 💋♥️
“Do not give those who don’t even know you the power to determine your happiness.”
Couldn’t agree more. Thank you for this post 💕
Correct , my pleasure! ♥️
And its ok if I don’t like some people too, I try to find the best in folk, but some people are just beyond it. It’s ok to stop trying to like them and move on.
Thank you for posting! I really needed to hear this!
My pleasure! 😇 ♥️
Thank you! 🤗
Agreed. I feel like all my life I’ve left people dictate my life in one way or another, always trying to fit in and being liked but once I reached high school I stopped giving a fuck. And even more now that I’m a mother because people constantly question my methods and they like to judge me for many things and well…I concluded that it says more about them than it does about me 😊
You are correct. You are living an authentic life. Other people’s decisions are not yours to believe. Their values are their own and you have enough confidence to live your life the way that makes you happy. That’s all that matters. You are a wonderful and amazing mother and wife. That’s a true life gift that you have created for yourself. xx ♥️
Yes, exactly!! And thank you so much! Sometimes I don’t feel like that but it’s nice to know others think I am 😁💜 have an amazing weekend!
Thank you, you too! 💋
Yes, it is about them and not you. Happy you were able to change your mindset. ♥️
Love this and so very true!
Many thanks! 😊