The title was inspired by Mr Hotspot on Instagram, I love this clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO6FkK5i6AY
It took me a while to learn how to not be so concerned with what someone else thought of me and my life and in all honesty I am still learning.
A couple of current truths about me are that I’m a perfectionist and critical which sort of means the same thing. So with anything that I do, it’s usually well thought out. The flip side to this is that I can be incredibly self-conscious and pedantic about everything!
‘What will they say? Will they judge me? What if they don’t like it? What if no one cares? They are going to hate it’
Pause…Okay, what if all your worst nightmares happen? And? Then what?
If there’s something I’ve learnt about people is that whether you’re bloody amazing or not they’re going to talk about you. Period. The only way to avoid that is to do nothing and be nothing and who wants to live like that? No one. And even still, no matter what it is, someone will find value in what you do and who you are. Social media is proof of this. The amount of times I’ve come across something I thought was absolutely insane, someone else was loving it.
So if they’re going to talk about you anyway, why not do the thing that you love to do, that you’re proud of, that makes you happy, that gives you purpose, that adds value that way you can stand by what you have chosen to do with your life, rather than feel like a fool for changing who you are and what you were doing to please others who couldn’t care less and are insistent on bringing you down regardless.
It’s not your business to worry about what others say about you and your life but it IS your business to be concerned your life and how you live it for you.
Surround yourself with those that will support and edify you and also be sure to BE the person you want to have in your life (Like attracts like).
Last thing, if there is one thing to consistently do in 2018 is to live your bestest (yes I said bestest) life!
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