What You Think of Me is None of My Business
When we were young, other people’s opinions were very important to us. We wanted to be liked and be a part of the in crowd.
As we age, we are generally better about not letting other’s opinions matter to us, but very few of us are able to escape it’s pointless grasp completely.
When making decisions about your life, there are only three questions that you ever need to consider:
1. Is this something I want to be, do, or have?
2. Is this going to take me in the direction I want to go (note I said WANT, not SHOULD!)?
3. Is this going to hurt anyone else in the process?
Yes, it’s part of our survival instincts to care.
If we get booted from the tribe, we’ll freeze to death or starve, or be eaten by wolves. But we have come a long way and evolved from those days.
We have the ability to manifest anything we set our minds to, so we can change that outcome: Get booted from the tribe and start, or find, another tribe that’s more our style.
We could not only wind up doing what we love surrounded by people who adore us and who we actually relate to, but we might one day realize that we can no longer remember the names of the people whose approval we so desperately thought we would die without.
Nobody who ever accomplished anything big or new did it in their comfort zone.
They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. Can you imagine all the laughter and talk about the Wright Brothers. I can pretty much bet the entire town thought they were off their rocker!
Everyone has their own opinion. Two people can walk out of a movie theater at the same time and one will totally LOVE the movie, while the other thought it was the worst movie ever.
One movie, two very different experiences. Why? Because it’s not about the movie, it’s about the moviegoers. They all come with their own perspective.
The trick is to not only deny the criticism any power over you, but even more challenging, don’t let yourself get caught up in the praise either.
There’s nothing wrong with blushingly accepting a compliment, but if you find yourself always seeking outside approval that you’re good enough, cool enough, talented enough, or worthy enough, you’ve got a major problem.
All that matters is what’s true for you, and if you can stay connected to that without straying, you will be a mighty superhero.
Everything else is just other people’s perception of reality and that is none of your business.
So how can you truly not care about what other people think and be your most powerful self?
Ask Yourself Why.
Why are you about to do or say something? Is it to be liked? To put someone else down because you feel insecure? Or is it coming from a place of strength and truth?
Pay attention to your motivations – but be honest about it. Practice coming from a place of integrity and you will be victorious.
Always do Your Best.
There’s no faster way to fall prey to outside input then when you’re feeling insecure. And there’s no better way to feel insecure than when you don’t really believe in what you’re doing.
No matter what it is – raising your prices, or raising your children – if you do the absolute best you possibly can, and come from a place of integrity, then you can be proud of yourself and not have to be concerned about what others think.
Trust Your Intuition.
You have an incredible inner guidance tool that you can use whenever you need it. You have all the answers inside of you.
Just take the time to get away and sit down and think.
Practice sharpening your intuition, take the time to strengthen your connection to Source Energy, and trust that you know what’s best for you.
Find a Temporary Role Model.
Find a mentor or a hero or a role model.
Get clear on why this person is impressive and inspiring to you, and when faced with a challenge that leaves you guessing how to reach, ask yourself, “What would my hero do?”
Before you know it, you’ll be able to ditch your hero and start asking yourself, “What would I do?”
No matter what anyone else thinks!
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By Lynn Huber
p.s. Nobody who ever accomplished anything big or new did it in their comfort zone.
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