We live in a world of social networking, where we share each pretty detail of our life for likes, shares and comments. Social approval is the most important gift of the century. We are habituated to needing the love and consent of the society. Is it seriously that significant in leading our lives? Does it really matter what the others think?
Know a variety of ways in which you can start living a life without caring about what other people think:
Believe In Your Own Ideology
You are fit enough to have your own stance. Through your life-experiences you built a belief system, stick to it. Don’t let anyone else’s viewpoint fluster you. Each individual is unique and beautiful in their own ways. Embrace your thoughts and respect the ideals of others too, but live your life based on what you think is right.
Do Not Give Up On Your Dreams For Others
It is your dream and it is your responsibility to protect it. Don’t let the negative approach of a family member or friend make you throw it away. If you have conceived an idea, planned for it and see practicality in its achievement, trust me, you can get it. So, stop listening to second opinions.
Live A Life Authentic To Your Heart
Don’t try to be someone else. It is of no use as you would neither be happy nor be able to please a lot of people. So be true to your vision and carry forward on this incredible journey.
No One Can Be You
You are unique, there is only one person like you. Don’t enter the sad game of comparison, tears, competition and ultimate depression. Why put yourself through all of that when you should be celebrating your exclusive nature. Whether you are a free thinker, an artiste, a creative soul, it is all about you. So be glad that you are such a limited edition and no one can be you however hard they try.
It Is Your Journey, So Take Your Own Decisions
It might get tough and sometimes risky to take your own decisions but remember only you will have to live with the consequences. So the friends or family members advising you will only suggest and move on. You will have to live with it. So make a decision that makes your soul jump with joy.
Find Your Happiness Through Small Joys
Whatever makes you happy should be on your list of to dos. It is your intuition guiding you towards a brilliant life. Don’t ignore the voices. There will be people trying to drift you away from your lifestyle, mode of work and your dreams in general. Don’t let them take away your dreams. You can be content with your life in the tiniest details. You owe an apology to no one. Go find your wings and soar high!
See The World In Your Own Light
Perception is reality. You can visualize something in a completely different manner from what others do. That doesn’t go on to say that you or they are wrong. It is just that you wear a different lens than theirs. If you find happiness in that, continue.
Those Who Matter Do Not Mind
A wise quote says “Those who mind do not matter and those who matter do not mind”. So true. The people who sit together finding your flaws are not people who will stick around in life while the ones who are there for you through thick and thin are the ones who would rather encourage you to follow your instincts and not necessarily follow their directions.
Don’t let the others and its negativity dull your sparkle. Do what is convenient and a calling for you. What other people think is rarely something any successful person has ever followed. Go live your life according to the rules you set for yourself. You are a hero and I believe in you!
Written By: Sampurna Sengupta