Stop thinking about what everyone else is thinking about you. If the opinion of others hinders you from moving forward in the pursuit of your dreams or the betterment of your life then you have become a prisoner to the thoughts of others. It’s those who are willing to break the mold that others place on them that succeed; those who refuse to live up to the low standards that others set for them.
Why is it that you so easily agree with other’s low level thinking for your life? You share your dreams and people say, “You could never do that because…” And what do you do? You tell yourself, “Their right. It’s a great dream, but I can’t do it because I’m not good enough… experienced enough… it will take too long… I don’t have the money… because…” Without even realizing it, you have allowed another person’s low expectations for your life began to direct your next steps, or lack of next steps.
At the end of the day you have to live with you.
At the end of your life will you be able to confidently say, “I pursued my God-given dreams, values, & passions?” Right now, can you confidently say, “I am fully pursuing what is in my heart”? If not, then why?
If other’s opinions of you are great & they’re pushing you forward, then awesome. But, if they’re not, change your thinking & take responsibility for your thoughts and life. Stop waiting for someone to give you approval to progress in your life. Don’t allow the perception of others to become your prison. Break the mold and thrive.