I have spent way too much time in my life worrying about what other people think. I spend a great deal of time trying to decide if what I am doing is going to live up to the expectations others have of me. Recently, however, I have come to realize it doesn’t matter. I have made some major changes in my life. Talked with some people and made some decisions others may question. But that’s okay because at the end of the day it is my opinion that matters most. Trying to live up to everyone else’s standards is only limiting me.
I have recently come to the realization that I have been holding myself back all these years by allowing other people’s thoughts and opinions influence some of my most essential decisions. Intentionally or not, I let myself down when I started trying to please everyone around me instead of myself. But that’s not what this is about. This is about me learning to think for myself and do what is best for me.
Your only limit is you. It doesn’t matter what other people think of you. If they think badly of you or don’t support you, you don’t need them in your life. If someone doesn’t understand your career choice or who you are, they aren’t worth your time. Surrounding yourself with positive people will inspire and encourage you to live up to your full potential. Don’t let the negativity of others hold you down.
Don’t limit yourself to what other people think. Don’t limit yourself to what you think. Aspire to do better and be better. Reach higher than you thought possible. Give yourself the opportunity to prove people wrong. Give yourself a chance to be someone you never thought you would become. Live the dream you want to live. You can’t do this if you allow others to cloud your thoughts.
Sometimes you find your purpose and calling in the least likely of places at the most random time. Maybe you have known it forever, maybe it took you a while to figure it out. That doesn’t matter. What’s important is that you found it. You should hold on to that and pursue that with every fiber of your being regardless of what other people say. You are your own person. You were put on this Earth at this time for a reason. No one else can live your life for you, try as they might. Only you can do it. Don’t let yourself be limited by the thoughts of other people. Let yourself dream, work hard to get there, and enjoy it. This life is short, make sure you enjoy it.
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