If you don't believe in you, who else will?

Updated: Jun 30, 2020

Do you always listen to what other people say about you? Do you let other people’s negative opinion ruin your day? If so, what makes them right and you wrong, and who are they to judge you? For years, I let other people’s opinions influence me on how I should run my life, and it took many mistakes before I finally realised that I had turned off to what other people thought and tune in to what I wanted and what my gut feeling told me. Because I was always approachable, had precise ideas and an extensive network; I seemed to attract people who thought they should have a part of it, and then try and turn what I had to benefit themselves. I have, over and over, repeated the same mistake, until I finally taught myself that what I had was precious, and unique to what I offer this world.

Once I found my passion and what I wanted to do in my life I set out to achieve it. I have persevered for years to build my occupation, I have fallen over and over and picked myself up over and over. The one real big problem I have always had was listening to what other people thought I should be doing, and getting dragged away from my life purpose or what I had to focus on. It is not that I have never believed in my own abilities, it is that I let others influence me in what they believed were my abilities.

These days, after all these years I can say that my self-belief is set in concrete! I have conditioned myself to turn off the noise of other people’s opinions of what I do, or who I am, how I should behave or even how I should think. I am driven by my own excitement and desire to achieving goals, by making a difference to other people’s lives, and because I believe in my own capabilities.