In this post I will be discussing a major issue which a lot of people have including myself at times and the issue here is caring what people think.
The more you care, the more you’ll suffer
It’s certainly true. The more you care, the more you suffer. I don’t really need to tell you this because you should already know this if you’ve lived all or some of your life worrying what others think. You don’t need a post to point that out to you but you probably need reminding from time to time, so this is where this post comes in handy.
It’s how this whole people pleasing came into existence in the first place, we gave other peoples opinions too much consideration and value which caused us to become slave to the opinions of others.
Worrying about what others think is the biggest prison you can lock yourself in.
There is no point in caring what people think of you
They will think what they want about you anyway, regardless of what your opinion is on them judging you. Just because you think it’s wrong of them to judge you doesn’t mean they’ll care about how you feel.
Once I realised that people were going to think what they wanted about me regardless of my opinion, I stopped caring because this really wasn’t in my control and as it wasn’t in my control, there was nothing I could do about it.
How would me caring what others think help me in anyway? What benefit could this have for my life?
You’ll grow in so much confidence when you stop caring
Worrying about what others think can pull you down and cause you to be very anxious and miserable. You will always be at war and have your guard up, why do this? It can only hold you back and make you powerless. The truth is you have always had the power, you just allowed yourself to care too much. You cannot be your true self if you are constantly at the helm of others opinions.
What others think of you is their business, not yours
Once you understand that it’s actually not your problem what people think of you, it’s theirs, then you’ll free up a lot of creative, empowering energy you wasted in the investment of people pleasing.
Stop people pleasing!
There is a saying that goes something like – “you cannot please all of the people, sometimes not even the minority” and this is definitely true in my eyes. The main reason why you should give up with people pleasing is because you will not get the approval you’re seeking.
It’s an exhausting and painful mission so please stop doing it. Just approve of yourself, after all it’s your life and anyone else who is judging you shouldn’t be worth anymore of your consideration.
I trust that this post has been a good reminder about the futility of caring what others think of you.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the more you care of what people think then the more you’ll suffer in life.
The less you care, the more happier you’ll be, because you won’t stop restricting your enjoyment of life due to your fears of what others think.
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Peace & Love