And she shared an analogy about worrying with me.The more we are distracted, the more likely to have our eye off the ball and not perform to our full potential.The behavior you use as an attempt to ensure you are liked may actually cause you to be disliked Our worrying about what others think of us stems from the fear that we may be bereft of friends or intimacy.I often hear people say, “I wish I didn’t care so much about what other people think.Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart.
We want to be well-liked by those.If we do not break through our need for the approval of others, our growth is seriously stunted.When we stop judging ourselves and accept whatever that is making us feel insecure, we have no need to fear judgments from others.We are all “weird” in one way or another.
Worrying about what others think is human, but when it’s to a point where our joy is being choked, then we need to become proactive, not reactive.This fear can, in some instances, be useful.Still, in some ways you can envy them.But too much concern about what people think can lead us to value only what others want.Instead of worrying about whether your child will get a college scholarship, focus on how much time they spend studying today..
There are plenty of other things you need to be worrying about, and this isn’t one of them.Back in the hunter-gatherer days, if you disagreed with a tribe member, and the tribe decided to kick you out, you were essentially all on your own.In other words, with Paul, we do care - really care - about what others think of Christ.Worrying too much about what other people think of you can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Stop trying to be like everyone else.The more we invest in worrying about what others think, the more we start to doubt our own ability.Answer: Because we do not realise that what others think is in fact polluted by negativity, self doubt, harmful intentions, selfish intentions and is in fact the future cause of their own mental pain and suffering.
Why do we do things, or not do things, because of how we expect others to react?Thinking about all the things that could go wrong doesn’t make life any more predictable.The average American is overweight, in debt, and doesn’t … Continue reading "Stop worrying about what other people think".
Caring about what others think infiltrates.If you aren't doing both, you're out of balance, and your psyche will complain about it with either depression ("No one likes me.In fact, it permeates every facet of our being, and we typically are not even aware of it.We do take what others say to us at face value sometimes and may even misunderstand what they are really thinking.