Most of us have some need for approval that ranges from caring somewhat about what others think to needing an approval patch to help curb the addiction.
But what other people think is none of your business.
It’s also not about you. It’s about them.
If it were about you, everyone who met you would have the exact same opinion of you.
Imagine you are giving a speech to a room of 100 people. If other people’s opinions of you were about you, all of them would share the same opinion since they’d all be experiencing you in the same way at the same time.
But there would be many different opinions about you.
Because their opinions are about them. Not you.
Your opinion of you is the one that really matters. Focus on making you like you and you’ll gain courage, confidence, empowerment and compassion.
Focus on making others like you and you can drive yourself absolutely insane.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Love your guts!