I’ve had the same question from a friend of mine. “How can I … and not care what my friends think?”
I get it. We all – at some level – care what people think. That’s a reality we must face. We are going to care and what people think is going to eat away at the core of us.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what someone else thinks about you, your life, the way you’re living, who you’re dating, of any of that. At the end of the day, all that really matters is how you feel about it.
Does it make you happy? Does it make your soul shine? Are you pleased with your decisions? Do you have personal regrets? Does it fulfill you? Does it address your needs?
We can’t get caught up in what we think other people feel is best for us. No one else knows what is best for you, except you.
I know… This concept sounds too simple. It’s a struggle. I know many people who suffer from “put too much emphasis on what other’s think-itis.” No one decision or choice is good for all of us. It’s not a one-size-fits-all.
All that matter is that you feel joy, fulfillment, contentment, feelings of completeness, and you’re filling your cup little by little every day until your cup overflows… And then you fill another person’s cup.
Live your life as you see it. Live up to your own standards. Make your dreams a reality, not someone else’s dreams.