The more I dive into personal development podcasts and books, the more I am so thankful for the life lessons my parents taught me. By no means am I claiming I have it all figured out, but when I listen to people’s traumatic childhood and I thankful I had a more “normal” childhood. Today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite lessons I learned growing up.
Stop Caring About What Other People Think About You
This was not the easiest one to learn. I know I have talked about my previous struggle with anxiety and part of this anxiety was my desire to make other people happy. But I think I learned this lesson the best when I transferred high schools. I was an ag. kid. I grew up very involved in 4-H and livestock judging.
However, the high school I transferred to was in a large Denver suburb. Let’s just say I stuck out like a sore thumb among the other kids. I didn’t wear the same clothes and I didn’t spend my free time the same way. But I didn’t change who I was to fit in with other kids. I stayed true to who I was and I had a take it or leave it kind of attitude.
This lesson has come into play during my adult life on so many different occasions. Right now one of the biggest is as I grow and develop my business. There are people in my life who don’t understand what I do or why I do it. But here is the thing. I don’t care and I don’t feel the need to explain my life and my choices to them.
What matters most to me is that I am being my true, authentic self. I am helping other women step into their most authentic self and above all else, I am doing what makes me happy. At the end of the day, I have to live with my decisions and I know that if I cared what other people think and I robbed myself the joy of chasing my dreams, I would be the one living with that regret. Not them.
My dream is that you can experience the freedom of not being held back by fear and perceived judgement from other people. Friend, stop worrying about what other people think and start living your life for YOU.