“In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And like the road not taken, it was the fucks not given that made all the difference.”― Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
There’s absolutely no point in worrying about what other people think of you.
If you find yourself obsessed with other people’s opinions from time to time and tend to ruminate over them even in their absence, it’s an indicator that you still feel like you are not enough as you are and that you have something to prove.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the success spectrum at the moment, when you don’t let other people’s opinions bother you, when you are comfortable in your skin, when you live in accordance with your own core values, and when you work relentlessly towards the big goals that you’ve set for yourself, you naturally feel peaceful and successful. You just feel aligned and are satisfied with your life, no matter what the society thinks of you.
Success is satisfaction. At the end of the day, other people’s opinions are just that — opinions. Unless you allow them to affect you, they’ll just fade away and have no impact on you and your life.
Live your life, live your legend, and stop caring about what other people think of you. A huge weight will lift your shoulders and you’ll start feeling that you’ve already “made it.”