“You really don’t care what people think about you,” one of my Mastermind members practically shrieked one day.
“True. So what?” I responded.
“No, I mean you really don’t care!”
Guilty as charged. Now I would be lying if I told you it was always that way. In fact, quite the opposite.
Now I could regale you with stories from my childhood and analyze where my insecurities came from – but what’s the point? Existence exists. Things are what they are. Or as I have been known to tell people in my seminars, “If I find your inner child, I’m going to kick his little ass!”
Yes, it’s a fascinating story about when your mother tried to bronze your baby boots while you were still wearing them. Likewise for the time your father taught you to swim by rowing you out to the middle of the lake and throwing you overboard. And by the time you cut your way out of the sack he was gone.
At some point, you have to let it go.
Move on with your life. You have to be willing to give up your victim mentality and go past that, for that is where the real breakthroughs are.
Once you have strong self-esteem, you really don’t care what others think of you. You really get that the responsibility is theirs, and has nothing to do with you. You make decisions based on what is the right thing to do, and you’re not influenced by what others will think of you.
When you get comfortable in your own skin, that’s when life really gets good. So how you doing on that?