“Don’t worry about them. Let them worry about you.” Unknown
I have a tendency to spend way too much time worrying about Perception.It’s not intentional, but the thought is always in the back of my mind. Through the years, I’ve found myself obsessing over people and spending more time worrying about what people think of me than understanding what I think of myself! I realized that this is a serious problem for me and it is something I need to learn to work though in order to live a life of true happiness and freedom. But I’ve been this way for so long, I don’t know how to break free from this mental obstacle.
One night, after going through a painful separation from someone I loved, I had a dream that gave me the answer I needed. In this dream, I was looking at myself in a mirror and I heard my own voice speaking, “Don’t Focus on People, Focus on the Goal.” Since then, that has been a personal mantra for me. Every time I feel myself starting to get hyper focused on perception, I pull it back in and remind myself of a few things…
- Whatever people think of me is beyond my control.
- It doesn’t matter what people think of me because I know Who I Am.
- Forget about people-What do YOU want?
- It’s not my job to be a People pleaser. My only job is to be Myself.