I was looking through the archives of my blog posts and came across one that I thought would be a good reminder for us. Originally, I posted it a little over two years ago: on August 16, 2014.
Here is the post:
What other people’s standards are has nothing to do with you.
What other people value, want, like, dream of, think about, talk about, hope for has nothing to do with you.
What other people think you ought to do, should do, better do, has nothing to do with you.
It isn’t your responsibility, obligation, or job to follow what other people think you should do regarding your dreams.
The only thing that is your responsibility is tuning into the Still Small Voice and the urgings of your heart and soul.
I hope this post was a good reminder for you, just like it was for me.
It’s so easy to be influenced by other people’s thoughts, ideas, wants, desires, values, etc.. It’s even easier to allow those thoughts, desires, and values to cause us to second-guess ourselves. And, it’s easier still to then decide that perhaps other people are right–maybe they have some insider knowledge on what’s the secret and the shortcut to the life of our dreams.
The truth is that what they think, say, do, have, want, etc., has nothing at all to do with us.
We’re free to listen politely and then go along on our merry way following our heart, soul, and our Still Small Voice! J
Your Friend and Pep Pal,