HAVE THE COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED
I saw this statement on a meme. It takes a certain amount of courage to not be bothered by being liked.
The people pleaser in me would never allow it. There were times I forced a smile or a conversation with someone who I knew didn’t like me or gave off the aura that I wasn’t worth their time. Imagine using all that time and energy trying to convince someone how much of a great person you are instead of letting them think whatever they want and going on with your day.
At one point I was fearful of being disliked by people to point where I changed my desires and thoughts. I stopped doing what I felt was right for me and my context and every decision had to be approved by someone.
Now you would think I would be past all of that, huh. Sometimes, I’m still fearful but sometimes I don’t care what you think.
Many of us worry too much of what others think of us—our worrying stems from the fear of being judged.
How do we stop being bothered by the opinions and perceptions of others?
We understand that what people think of us has no hold on our destiny and it doesn’t change what God thinks of us.
GATES: A special series that focuses on healthy self-love, self-value, self-care, self-nurturing, and self-empowerment. ❤️
Till our next run, may we live boldly and courageously knowing that we have the power to be the best version of ourselves! ❤️