When you embark on a journey in your life and break out of status quo, people will take note, and it’s not always in a positive, supportive way. Sometimes, people will outright criticize any efforts you make to expand or self-actualize. Sadly,this is a part of being human.
Disapproval can feel upsetting and even threatening to our sense of self. But what if, today you decide that their approval no longer matters to you? Imagine how freeing this would feel!
A wise person once said, “Other people’s opinions of you are none of your business.” It’s true. You do you. I’ll do me. I’m living my life on my terms. And the only person I need approval from, is me.