“What will they think?”
The opinions of other people weigh more heavily on us than we might be willing to admit. The truth is that we spend a lot of time and energy thinking about what we imagine other people might think about us. And I say imagine – what we IMAGINE other people might think of us – because we rarely know what other people are really thinking.
Are other people's opinions – real or imagined – running your life? It’s something a lot of us struggle with. It impacts the decisions we make, it influences how we show up in the world, it often adds to our stress and discontent and is rarely helpful. The truth is that many of us are going through our days, living our lives based not on what is true about ourselves or what WE think about ourselves, but what WE THINK other people’s opinions are about us.
On this episode of BEYOND, you'll learn:
Why we easily believe and often value what others think about us
What other people's opinions of us has to do with our survival
How trusting in others' opinions of you holds you back and keeps you from living a whole, full life
Why we might find ourselves in the middle of a life that looks and feels very different than we thought it would
The one belief that leads us to outsource our opinions and decisions
- Living your life vs. living a life based on what others think you should do
- 3 things you can do to stop letting other people's opinions to run your life
The connection between what you fear and what you value