"No matter who you are or what you did; there will always be
somebody who will not approve of you. So don't try to live
your life trying to please everybody."
As babies we want to get attention, so we smile or laugh and
make others laugh back at us. When they don't give us
attention we cry and then for sure we get it.
As we grow older we get a bit more sophisticated-- if we
don't get love, attention, approval or acknowledgement, we
break things in the house, or we "accidentally" spill milk
on the floor, or we forget to take the dog for a walk and
voila - the stink and the mess on the carpet gets us a LOT
Then we do things and we want people to agree with us--to
tell us it was accepted, beautiful, that it was OK, and that
we are wonderful. There's nothing wrong with liking to hear
compliments or a good word of support. These are all
wonderful. But NEEDING praises is a different matter.
Looking for approval; needing it to move on... Where does it
get us? Whose life are we eventually living? Ours or those
whose approval we need?
Therefore to live your life, to be who you are and who you
want to be--the only approval you need is from yourself.
Be true to yourself. Don't wait for others to give you the
OK to live or how to live.
You are here! You have already gotten a driver's license.
Don't wait for others to drive you around; you don't know
where they'll take you and where you'll end up.
You be the driver of your own car. Set goals, set targets,
get in your car and drive on.
Go to places you want to see, drive fast or slow; don't stop
to ask people whether your driving is acceptable or if your
choices are approved. Follow your own heart, follow your
passion and those who don't approve will be just another
traffic light on your way to your destination.
Remember! The most successful people in the history never
asked permission to follow their quest, never listened to
those who disagreed with their path. They kept on going,
stepping on a few stones here and there but never lost track
of their path and destination.
"So don't try to live your life trying to please everybody."