As someone who struggled with anxiety, I cared far too much about what other people thought about me. I won’t go into much detail, but I will say this…
Fuck their opinions. Fuck their validation. Fuck it so hard that it swings around and kicks your ass further toward the life you want.
Caring about what others think about you, or your work, is the single greatest deterrent from living the life you want.
It is a lifelong battle, but start it now, so you don’t wake up at 50 in a house in the suburbs, confused how you got there, realizing that someone else’s opinion dictated your every decision.
– Benjamin Foley