“The Greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people think”
We all want to be liked and appreciated for our many talents, our vicious intelligence, our good nature, our sparkling personality.
But when we start to rely on what other people think of us, and we make their opinion pivotal to our success, we get into trouble. We start tailoring our lives to fit the expectations of others, and from there it’s a vicious cycle.
When we give over our power to others and allow that their impressions to become how we perceived, we lose out on who we really are. The only reality we can see is how we believe others see us.
Overthinking about what people think will lead you to an emotional burnout, because you never received from people what you can only get from God. We are all in a process of learning to let go and not allow what people think to dominate our thinking. It’s a process and one we often have to learn the hard way.
Focus on what matters.
When you concentrate on what’s important, you think less about your individual role and more about the bigger picture.
Another person’s opinion is often based not on your beliefs and behavior but on theirs. Be who you want to be from your own perspective.
You know best
Nobody else is living your life. They might have opinions or ideas, but the only person who knows what is best for you is you.
Mind your own business
Stop asking people what they think of you. Stop worrying about their opinions–especially if they’re critical, unsuccessful or unhappy.
Overthinking can lead you to thinking you’re being judged even when that’s not the case–and even if not, it can set you down in your own way.
Opinions are always changing
Never allow the opinions of others to get too deep, because people can change at any given moment
Life’s is too short
The bottom line is we truly have this one life and life is short.
Always remember people will love you, people will hate you, and none of it will have anything to do with you. Make you choices and live by those decisions, taking full responsibility for what you do and how you do it.
When you do, you’ll gain the self-esteem you need and the power to give yourself what you want, without blaming anyone for your mistakes.