Don’t Be Offended

I’ve spent an awful lot of my life worrying about what other people thought of me. Whether it was my appearance, ideas, habits, music and food choices or my decision making, I would always wonder what “they” were wondering.

And, it would paralyze me. Or, it would alter an otherwise perfectly good idea or action. Solely because of a perceived notion that others wouldn’t approve.

I’ll never forget what my friend once quoted that has helped me (slowly) move past my insecurities and people-pleasing tendencies.

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Boom! People are too tied up in their own life to spend energy criticizing or thwarting your endeavors. Make it and ship it. Buy it and wear it. Order it and eat it. Lead on! (139 words)

Comments

  1. Great blog post! I many times catch myself wondering what others think of me. Very bad habit!

  2. Sara Bright says:

    You have no idea how much I needed to hear that today, Brent. Thank you God for your message timing!

  3. Good words, Brent! Most people are too tied up thinking about themselves (myself incuded)!

  4. I so glad to hear that it came in the nick of time, Sara! It’s a battle out there, to be sure…and sometimes that battle is within. You are a wonderful, creative and vibrant person that makes a difference wherever you go. Be filled with joy, confidence and encouragement this day and beyond…love ya!

  5. I need to break that habit on a daily basis, Deanna! So easy to fall into that trap of performance based acceptance, right? Praying you feel free all weekend with you being you. 🙂 Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by, I always love hearing from you.

  6. Thank you, Laurie! I feel ya. Isn’t it amazing how we’re always looking over our shoulder for affirmation, acceptance and approval? Even from the ones who love us unconditionally? We humans. 🙂 Blessings on you, your day and your family. Love you!

  7. Randi Nerlien says:

    This may be the greatest little nugget of advice I’ve read to date. Thanks, Brent! So glad I stumbled on your blog.

  8. Why, thank you, Randi! I just love stumblers. 🙂 Welcome to the next, hope you feel at home here. Enjoy your day!

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