Sunday, September 06, 2015

5 Signs You’ve Stopped Caring About People’s Approval - By the Purpose Fairy

This is a great article... Honestly, I look back at my life during a time when I spent a good 
majority of my time worrying about others approval of me.. worrying about what they thought..
wasting time keeping secrets from them so they would think badly of me about things that I 
had done. The truth of the matter is I was judging myself a lot more harshly then others.

I spent a good majority of my time allowing my worries to rule me and much like a lot of us
as a result I was not authentic with myself. Then the day comes when I a cosmic 2x4 hits
you in the head and you have to start listening.. that time in your life when the falsehoods
you lived by crumble down around you... that is the time you truly start listening and living 
because then you start getting honest with yourself.

Think about your lives.. are you living authentic? or are you living with a deep secret.. with
skeletons in the closet that you are terrified to let come out? Do you want to live free or 
enslaved with your thoughts? It truly is your choice...

Love you,

5 Signs You've Stopped Caring About People's Approval

“More than 2500 years ago, Lao Tzu was trying to teach us a very valuable lesson: “Care
about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.” You would think that after so many 
years we would’ve mastered this simple and valuable lesson, but we haven’t….
The way I see it, to live a life where you stop caring about people’s approval, is to live a free
life. This is what freedom is to me. To stop caring about what others think of you is to be free
to be whoever you want to be, and free to live the life you came here to live.
Here are 5 signs you’ve stopped caring about people’s approval and started living a life where you are free to live the way you want to live:

1. Your opinion of yourself matters more than other people’s 

opinions of you.

You’re not consumed with what other people think of you. In fact, to live in truth and integrity, 
to honor all that you are and to live in alignment with your life purpose are a lot more important to you than living a life where everyone likes you but yourself. To you, your opinion of yourself matters more than other people’s opinions of you. 
“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

2. You don’t do things because they look good on the outside, but because they feel good on the inside.

Being at peace and living a balanced, meaningful, happy and harmonious life matters more to you than building a life that looks beautiful and perfect on the outside, but has nothing to show for it on the inside.

3. You savor the moment rather than waste it.

Being fully present in the now and savoring life’s joys has become a lot more important to you than using the present moment to constantly take photos and post social media status updates so that you could show the world how much fun you are having and how good your life is.
“Always hold fast to the present. Every situation, indeed every moment, is of infinite value, for it is the representative of a whole eternity.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

4. You’ve stopped tying your worth to things outside yourself.

If before you believed that your happiness, your value and your worth was dependent on external things – how many people loved and approved of you, how much stuff you had, how much money you made, how big your bank account was, how your body looked, etc., you now know that none of these things can define who you truly are. You know that none of these things can add more value to you since who you are is already enough.You were born whole and perfect and who you are underneath it all, never stopped being whole and perfect
“The greatest difficulty is that men do not think enough of themselves, do not consider what it is that they are sacrificing when they follow in a herd, or when they cater for their establishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. You’re comfortable with saying “no”.

In a world where so many people keep saying “yes” even though deep down inside they feel like say “no”, betraying their own soul just so they could get some love and approval from those around them, you’re quite comfortable with speaking your truth. You’re quite comfortable with being true to yourself, with honoring and respecting your heart’s desire, and with saying “no” whenever you feel like saying “no”.
“The truly free man is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.” ~ Jules Renard
With all my love,

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