If you’re like most of us, you’ve had this exact thought at some time, or maybe multiple times, in your life.
This fear of being unliked isn’t just a Middle School drama. It’s a real fear that can rule our lives if we let it. What’s worse, the fear of being “unliked” can also keep us from doing what we’re truly meant to do.
Sometimes, this feeling goes beyond the fear of not being liked, and crosses into the fear of not being valid.
I’ve heard people who have wanted to become yoga teachers say that they couldn’t possibly lead a class, because who would listen to them? What could they offer?
Sometimes we need a reminder that we all feel this way at times. We all doubt ourselves.
So how do we get past it? By doing it anyway.
Because the truth is, not everyone will like you. Not everyone will need to hear what you have to say.
But those people really don’t matter in your life plan. So why would you let an unknown (or even known!) person dictate what you’ll do with your life? Why give them that power over you?
It’s time to say goodbye to fear and embrace what it is you want to do. What you were meant to do.
Remember, in Notting Hill Julia Roberts tells us, “The fame thing isn’t really real, you know.” Like counts do not matter. Really. You do not need someone else to validate you.
You validate you.
So set your sights on what you want to achieve, and go for it.
I promise you’ll like yourself a whole lot more for going after your dream, and that’s what matters.
Because the truth is, the only opinion that really matters in any of this, is yours.
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