Time: 9 minutes.
The search for constant external validation may be hindering your success.
If you worry about what others think of you, think again. Does it make any real difference for you? Do you have more confidence in their opinions than in your own? Is their thinking more valuable than yours? I’ve met people who don’t care at all what others think. And I’ve met people who constantly worry what others think.
In order to be ‘emotionally intelligent’, we need to have some awareness and be sensitive of what others may be thinking of us whilst not caring so much that it prevents us loosing contact with our ground of being. In other words, we have to find a balance in what a social situation demands from us. It’s human nature to want to be liked and accepted. And because of that, it is only natural that you’re going to start taking the signals that you see and hear about what people think about you.