I received a message from a friend today and in conversation they asked if I ever worried what people thought of me.
‘Worry’? No. ‘Wonder’, on the other hand, of course.
It’s natural to wonder what people think of you and to hope to be liked, but there really is no point getting caught up in it. I know that not everyone will like me, and I’m pretty sure that I may not easily like everyone I meet too. That’s just life.
With kindness and care… I know that if someone doesn’t like me for being me, then I know that’s their problem not mine. I realise that maybe we’re just not compatible and that’s ok.
There’s no point worrying about what people think of you, that achieves nothing but negativity and could change how you actually behave as a person (thoughts create emotions and actions) and therefore that behaviour from fear isn’t really going to be the true you anyway. That behaviour can also then just make friendships or the opportunities of meeting new people hard or awkward.
I always love the saying ‘it’s none of my business what other people think of me’ and it’s so true.
So, let it go! Just be you and be relaxed about being you! Your tribe WILL find you and love you for all your quirks and flaws.