We fall prey to meaningless voices of people who try to shame us. We plan our actions and goals according to how the world judges us. We minimize and discount our own dreams, because we have this habit of not letting go. We have an ego to satisfy, an ego that drowns us in the ocean of unfair comparisons, over-the-top expectations, and fake impressions. Comparisons with people who are completely different than us, expectations that are not even ours, and impressions we try to make on people who don’t even matter. Because despite what we believe, we always need someone’s validation or approval to be what we want. Why do we need other people to validate our existence, our strengths, our values? We give everyone the permission to make us feel their opinion of us is more important that what we feel about ourselves. Why do we let anyone convince us of our insecurities, intimidate us of them and the world? Why do we need to feel inferior to reach superiority?
You lose yourself in search of acceptance. You are a thousand things, but everyone chooses to see the million things you are not. Care not for the opinions of others. They are based on their own thoughts and opinions. If you must, simply look at the criticism constructively, and discard personal attacks. Do not take it personal when someone attacks you. This will happen a lot. Operate with honesty and integrity all the time and you will never have to worry about what other people say about you.
“If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.”
The world’s way of measuring worth and worthless is absolutely baseless. Forget about the competition. They are on a different path than you. Embrace your dark side. Your dark qualities are a source of great power. Trends are for mediocre people, you are born to be a champion.
While most of us are constantly jumping from one plan to another, arguing with others about what works best, there is someone round the corner who isn’t wasting his time trying to prove himself right to the world. He has a plan, he sticks to it. He listens to every suggestion you make, he at times even steps back and re-evaluates how things are going. He keeps his mind open to ideas, advice and criticism. But he doesn’t accept when someone says it can’t be done. He doesn’t stop. He believes in himself, and he doesn’t need to convince anyone, but himself. He doesn’t worry about how others feel about him.
All of us are bright and unique. Producing results is more important than proving you’re right.