Too often we focus too much on what other people think of us. And most of the time we dwell more on the negative opinions of others instead of the positive ones of the people that matter. By letting the negativity of others affect us, we end up experience low self-esteem and having many insecurities we wouldn’t have otherwise. Sometimes other people’s negative opinions of us can even result in us experiencing depression because we feel so badly about ourselves and our lives.
The funny thing is that often times we care about people’s opinions of us when we don’t even like that person and/or approve of their actions and the way they live their life. But, why would you ever want someone you don’t like to like you? If someone you don’t like likes you, that means that see you as being similar to them and that means that you’re someone you don’t like. So, really, you should take it as a compliment if someone like that doesn’t like you because it means you’re different from them and that’s what you want to be.
Everyone is always going to have different opinions from the next person, so you have to accept that you can’t please everyone. You’ll go crazy trying to make everyone like you and since it’s impossible, you’re guaranteed to be left feeling bad about yourself. All that should matter is what you think of yourself. You’re the only person who knows your intentions and actions 24 hours a day, so you’re the only person who knows the full picture to make a real judgment of you. If you can sleep easy at night know you’ve lived your day to the best of your ability, that should be enough. Remember: lions don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep and you shouldn’t lose sleep over the opinions of others who don’t really know you. You know if you’re a good person, a smart person, a hard worker, etc so don’t let someone else’s negative opinion get your down.
And that’s just focusing on you on the inside. If someone’s going to judge you on your physical appearance, then it speaks to their own insecurities and not to the way you look. We’re all beautiful in our own unique way. So tell yourself how great you look, build your confidence, and forget the negative people and their opinions and words.
Create your own path, stay true to your beliefs, and only worry about your own self-approval. The rest is just noise.