You have to believe in yourself when no one else does, that’s what makes you a winner-Venus Williams
If having others believing in you and your dream was a requirement for success, most of us would never accomplish anything. You need to base your decisions about what YOU want to do about YOUR goals and desires – not the goals, desires, opinions, and judgement of your parents, friends, spouse, children, and coworkers. Quit worrying what other people think about you and follow your heart
Dr. Daniel Amen has a rule called the 18/40/60 rule: when you are 18, you worry about what everybody is thinking of you. When you are 40, you don’t give a shit what everybody is thinking of you. When you are 60, you realize nobody’s been thinking about you at all.
Surprise, surprise! Most of the time, nobody’s thinking about you at all. They are too busy worrying about their own lives, and if they are thinking about you at all, they are wondering what you are thinking about them. People think about themselves, not you. Think about it – all the time you are wasting worrying about what other people think about your ideas, your goals, your clothes, your hair, and your home could all be better spent on thinking about and doing the things that will achieve your goals. Don’t let other’s opinions and thoughts on what you are or do hold you back. If you are being true to your heart, it makes you happy – then continue doing it. If they truly do care about you, they will support your decisions. When it comes down to it, the only opinion that matters about YOUR life is YOURS!