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A Need for Approval

Just like you, I have wrestled with a need for approval for much of my life. Does this outfit work? Do I look fat? What if I say something stupid? Our self-doubts can cause us to search endlessly for validation and approval, but our brains have the power to take charge and send us onward, despite our doubts. It is okay to wonder about what you are doing and how it is being perceived, because that is one form of feedback that you can incorporate into your perspective. But, don’t dog yourself with the negativity and fear that can come by trying endlessly to meet the expectations of others.

There comes a point where you have to just do your best for you, then get on with it. If you want to stand out, you’ve got to stand up. You can’t find your true calling or wildest success by staying in your comfort zone all day, every day, so that means you need to dare to do things that make you uncomfortable and perhaps make other people nervous. It takes a lot of courage to be a mustang, and if you can’t handle the heat, the criticism, or the uncertainty, you’re not cut out for the ride. People don’t achieve extraordinary success by doing things the way they have always been done. When you stray from the norm, those who must have an unchanging comfort zone will resist.

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