How often have you found yourself being restrained or restricted by what others think. Far too often we as individuals care too much about the opinions of others. We all suffer from that relentless voice in our heads, telling us “don’t do this, don’t do that. What will other people think?” It may originate as a simple whisper, but for some that voice can evolve into a force so powerful that it compels them to forget that the opinions of others is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.
The grand scheme being life. The way we live our life and the choices we make structure us, and mould us into the people we are today. The mutterings of others can alter the way we see ourselves and the way we view life as a whole. Thus enabling them to have a large influence on the choices we make. In essence, we incarcerate our own opinions, leaving them to rot in the corner of a gloomy cell; crippled and defeated. We tend to overlook the fact that only we ourselves hold the key that results in their restoration.
“Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be”
Why do the majority of us suffer from a lack of conviction in the endeavours we undertake? Is it because we fear criticism and judgement, yet also crave the acceptance and recognition of others, thus leading us to relinquish our sense of self-worth in order to satisfy their opinions. While everybody is entitled to one of their own, we are in no way obligated to listen to them. Instead take control of your life and trust in the decisions you make. For in the end, it is you, not them, who will have to live with the results.
Focus on yourself and don’t worry about anybody else. It’s your life, live it how you want to.
I hope this short article resonates with you in someway and motivates you to believe in yourself. And as always if you want to voice your opinions, drop a comment below and share your thoughts.