Let’s continue down the rabbit hole of the last post, where I shared the purpose behind my work. If you read that, then you know that I am very focused on what I am doing, and not looking for outside validation. The day that you make that same decision, is a day your possible life paths open up immeasurably.
There’s a lot of societal pressure to live a life that impresses those around you. As if there is some deeper meaning to those “likes” on Facebook and the hearts on Instagram. But life is way too short, and goes way too fast, to live that way.
You can only be happy if you are sharing your gifts, whatever they may be, with the world around you. But when you’re seeking validation or approval from others, you edit, restrict, or hide you true gifts. And that is a tragedy. Self-esteem comes from knowing you have something to offer, and offering it.
Let go of self-doubt. Let go of needing approval.
Live your life. Live your gifts.