For so many years, we search for and crave the approval of our superiors and peers. Parents, extended family, friends, co-workers, managers, teachers, etc. We sacrifice our own dreams and ambitions to please this large group of people who we’re told has our best interests in mind.
Don’t get me wrong, these people do care and they do love. But, we eventually reach a point (or at least we’re supposed to) where we don’t care and learn to approve of ourselves.
We have to approve of and accept ourselves and reach for the stars. We cannot afford to let others get us down or prevent us from reaching our potential.
Life is short and there are no do-overs or game-overs. Once we take our last breath, it’s over. We should all live with this in mind, that way, we enjoy life even more and push for our goals and dreams.
My two cents.