April 29th, 2013
My husband Ashish and I just got back from Chicago where we spent 4 days at an amazing and life-changing event called Lifebook. We basically sat with a group of other like-minded individuals and envisioned, mapped out, and breathed life into how we wanted the 12 areas of our life to look and feel. Truly one of the best weekends ever.
And now on to today’s Keepin’ It Real.
For the longest time, I used to worry about what other people thought of me. A lot.
Do I still care? Absolutely. By nature, I am extremely concerned with making sure everyone around me is taken care of. However, the opinions of other people (and trust me there are a ton of opinions out there) do not determine my self-worth.
Let me break this down for you.
Caring is not the problem. Worrying about it is.
Caring about what others’ think simply means that you respect their opinion and will keep it in mind, but it does not mean that you will allow it to determine your worth.
Worrying about other people’s opinions imply that your self-worth and value is contingent on someone else’s approval.
If you fall into the worrying bucket, you are not alone. In my line of work I find almost all people now and then do worry about living up to other people’s expectation. Totally normal. It is human nature to want to be loved and accepted.
For as long as I can remember, my father used to say to me, “What other people think about you is merely a thought in their head.”
See when you look at it that way, there is really is nothing you can DO about what other people think of you. People will in fact have their opinions and judgments about who you are, what you should do, what you should not do, how you should dress…you get the idea.
This week’s episode of Keepin’ It Real will be answering this very topic on how to stop worrying about other people’s opinions of you. It’s going to be a good one.
Once you watch the video, I want to hear from you:
Whose opinion of you do you need to stop worrying about? AND, what’s one action you will take for you to start accepting more of who you are?
Can’t wait to see what you have to say!
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