Do you find yourself looking over your shoulder, self-conscious, or fretful about how your actions will look to others? Fretting about other people’s opinions about you is in my view the number one thing stopping people dead in their tracks when it comes to living a life of fulfillment, joy, and potential. Why do most people worry about what other people think of them? We act out the lives our parents wish for us. Or we behave as our neighbors expect us to. Or the way society tells us to behave. And we dismiss who we really are as a result. Most of us live someone else’s life. Most people are driven by something called the Good Opinion of Other People. They need to validate themselves by other people’s opinions and their very identity is dependent on it. Getting approval, recognition, validation, and permission from others is a fast track to nowhere. But I’ve got news for you. If you are playing that hamster wheel, it will be tough, and doomed to fail.
What is the number one thing stopping people dead in their tracks when it comes to living a life of fulfillment, joy, and potential that everybody is born with?