To quote myself “It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.”
I said this to a friend of mine who has been doing some soul searching. She’s pregnant and has extra time on her hands, with that time she is trying to find out who she is. So we got into a discussion, and toward the end I came up with that quote. Emphatically so.
I believe this phrase with all my heart. All that matters is what you think. If you think you’re wonderful then you are. If someone else thinks your wonderful it means NOTHING! You have to believe in yourself. You have to love yourself. You have to enjoy your company. You have to go after life. No one else will do these things for you.
I believe essential to self growth is the understanding of this principle. You mold your world, you are in charge of designing it. And all designs begin in the mind. “What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” This is true, and if you don’t believe it with your heart, I think self growth is extremely difficult.
A book that covers this topic extremely well is James Allen “As A Man Thinketh.” It was written in the early 1900s so the sentence structure takes some getting used to. The book is about 20 pages altogether but if you can get through it, which I’ll admit is difficult, then I believe you will be better off because of it.