Yesterday completely got away from me, so my apologies for doing doing “Monday Motivation” on a Tuesday. Better late than never right? Today’s quote is brought to us by Dr. Steve Maraboli:
“The only permission, the only validation, and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is our own”
Doesn’t it like seem when we try to better ourselves and begin to do new things, people tend to pick at everything we do? “Why do you want to go there?”, “Why do you want to stop doing (insert)?”, “You look better when you do (insert)”. Why can’t I just improve myself how I see fit, without the opinions of others??
It can be hard to drown out the opinions of others when trying to achieve our goals, especially when it comes from people we know, and hold near and dear to our hearts. But you’ve got to put on a brave face and keep going because people are always going to have something tho say. The good news is, it doesn’t matter what they say because you hold the key to your destiny. You decide how you are going to feel every day, no one else, just you!
If you didn’t give your all on your homework, you only have yourself to blame. If you skipped out on running that extra mile, no one else can hold you accountable for that but you. Do you want to cheat yourself out of achieving your goals? Do you want to give in, and prove others right when they are negative about your growth and progress? If not I suggest you start holding yourself accountable and putting yourself and your feelings first.
We’ll never be able to control how people feel about us, and that’s okay. How they feel about us doesn’t define us and can’t keep us from where we are going! I hope this has encouraged you to block out the naysayers and to focus on positive uplifting vibes only 🙂
Until next time…
Be Blessed Beauties