When we start caring too much about how other people think about us, we stop being innovative and creative. This is not something new. You must have heard this before or chances are that you yourself have been guilty of doing the same.
According to Seth Godin, the best-selling author, what holds us back and stops us from climbing the heights is not the “fear of failure” but the “fear of criticism”.
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If you are one of those who spends lives caring what other people think, you need to look no further than this post to be able to keep criticism at bay so as not to get affected by it.
Learn How To Stop Caring About What Other People Think.
1. Stop letting others getting you down.
Theodore Roosevelt quotes,
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood…who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
You must, therefore, get it straight that if a person criticizing you isn’t out in the “arena”, there is absolutely nothing to worry. There is no need either to ignore them. It’s simple. You may choose to hear them but what is important is that you do only what you want to do or what your original plan says. At least, you will never regret not listening to your heart or allowing others to lead you.
2. Embrace judgment in a healthy manner.
According to a famous entrepreneur and best-selling author, Seth Godin, life throws two choices at you in a given scenario: being criticized or being ignored.
It is for you to decide if you want to be criticized or ignored. By viewing feedback as a sign you did something noteworthy and not as a sign you did something wrong, you’ll stop holding yourself back because of judgments made by others.
3. Overcome your fear of failure.
Now, this may not be true for everyone. It’s easier said than done. I know. But…. When someone criticizes you, the reason you get hurt is because you fear failure. You don’t trust yourself enough and therefore, you allow the harsh words spoken by others to stay top of your mind. The truth, however, is that no one can decide anything for you except yourself. By practicing mindset shifts, you can lead yourself on the path of transformation where you will find yourself in a position to achieve everything you’d set out to.
4. Get out of your head.
Those who have the tendency to overanalyze things tend to fall into the trap of second-guessing every word that gets spoken. Dr. Priyanka Kalra, a psychiatrist, and Director at Global Child Wellness Center, suggests that a decision should be made to stop this immediately. According to her, it’s no use giving away your energy on things that are not in your control. One of the brutal truths about life is that people will always judge you no matter what. But the more important thing to be learned is that people won’t judge you anywhere close to you as much as your head would lead you to believe.
Some Final Words:
It is crucial to understand that paying too much attention to what others think of you can be debilitating. In order to help yourself overcome the tendency of worrying a lot about what others think, you have no choice but to do the above-listed things so as to be more mindful in not getting stuck at any point of time in your life or career.
People will judge you no matter what. So do what you hav eto do no matter what.
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11 thoughts on “Learn How To Stop Caring About What Other People Think.”
Brilliant! Yes that’s me you are describing and it is a great reminder! Thank you!
such tips are worth considering….thanks…
Awesome post. Thank you.
This was an amazing post! It’s definitely a challenge I’ve personally faced, especially as a natural people pleaser. I’ve worked a lot on this one over the last few years and have gotten better, but it’s a mindful practice indeed! 🙂 💕
I love this package of thoughts. Worthwhile post. 💚
Love your post! I agree it doesn’t help to worry about what others think. I learned a powerful lesson when I divorced my first wife. What prevented me from ending the relationship earlier was the fear of what others may say or think. In the end I was well loved and supported through the process. I will repost your article.
As a chronic overthinker, I appreciate how important (and difficult) it is to “get out of your head”. It’s a never-ending challenge, but definitely worthwhile. Great post!
Beautiful very motivational Anand Bose from Kerala.
So true, thanks for visiting my blog ^_^
Yes I agree that we all care too much what others think. It took me many years to take a step back and learn this. I am still working on the part “embrace judgement” even as of today. Blogging puts you out there for judgement which is a little scary. I needed to read this today, so thank you.