You might want approval.
You might need role models.
But remember this, as Carl Jung once said, “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
That has been more than true in my own development over the last few years. Especially over the last couple of months.
I’ve come to realize that I need to look deeper within myself for my motivation, my desires, my direction, and more. To properly manage any growth or success, I realized that I had to tune into the truth of who I am, discover my own heart, and embrace it.
Too often, I looked to other people for validation and confirmation that I was making the right decision or heading in the right direction, but only I can truly know what direction is right for me.
I learned that I need to stop looking to others for approval or praise – and sometimes even criticism (even though it’s helpful). And as this has been settling in with me, I feel at ease and more content in my life.
I no longer worry about what others think of me as much. Of course, I still like approval as much as anyone, but I no longer need it and no longer take criticism so personally.
It’s about growth and learning to be the very best version of myself…to live a limitless life!
I now know who I am. I take care of my body, mind, and spirit according to my own values and beliefs. Furthermore, I’m doing the best that I can to live a healthy, valuable life.
I hope you can say the same, but if you’re not there yet, let’s talk about it. Personal acceptance is the key to the growth you deserve.
I’d love for you to comment below and let me know how this sits with you.