Like many people, I face a constant battle of worrying too much about what others think. Whether you realize it or not, these concerns about other people’s opinions can dictate your small, daily actions. And you will definitely know when other people’s opinions dictate your large, life-changing actions.
Basing your actions on what other people think is nothing but a recipe for unhappiness and unfulfillment. At the end of the day, you will never be satisfied if you’re not living a life and chasing goals that serve your own best interest. Accomplishing the goal of pleasing those around you, whether family, friends, or strangers, will simply never be enough.
If a person is going to respect and like you, they will do so even if you aren’t doing what they want. And most of the time, you’ll find that the people around aren’t thinking about what you’re doing, and just want you to be happy.
Start pursuing an unusual goal because it will improve the quality of your life, and your life alone. Don’t worry about making people understand why you’re doing this – You’ll find that doing your own thing was the best option all along.