The Need For Approval Kills Freedom

20140110-101038.jpgHopefully you already know you donā€™t need everyoneā€™s approval to be happy. Okay, so it is nice to feel admired and be praised by everyone around you, but you shouldnā€™t let that go to your head & turn it into the only thing that will guarantee your happiness. You canā€™t control anyoneā€™s thoughts of you because you will meet people who will not like you without any specific reasons why no matter how hard you try to please them. Just because people may not agree with you, that doesnā€™t mean something is wrong with you or that you’re not worthy of their love and appreciation.

The more you care about other peopleā€™s approval, the less trust you will have in yourself and the lower your self-esteem will be until it hits rock bottom; which will negatively affect you and especially your decisions.

Albert Einstein once said that ā€œGreat spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.ā€ and he couldnā€™t be more right! Do you usually care about what other people think? If you do, you need to do some soul-searching by digging deep within and figure out why you do it, so that you can find a resolution to stop the dependency of relying on others to validate you and stamp their seal of approval on your forehead. I highly recommend starting aĀ self-appreciationĀ Ā journal, so you can start acknowledging daily or a few times a week the things youā€™re most proud of about yourself: choices youā€™ve made, insights youā€™ve learned, things you like about yourself, times youā€™ve stayed true to yourself, or whatever feels right for you. At the end of the day what other people think of you should not matter if you truly want to live a healthier and happier life.

Enjoy your weekend šŸ˜Š

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