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Pleasing others, doing things for their sake, doing all the hard work just to prove yourself. God! There’s perhaps nothing worse than that. But as humans, we’re usually faced with instances that compel us with the need to prove to the world that we are perfect in the hopes of being liked and accepted by everyone. But the reality is that we cannot satisfy everyone, and we shouldn’t even try.

The fact that we are vulnerable, that we experience a range of emotions, and that we are imperfect in a genuine way is what makes us beautiful. When we accept ourselves as we are and make the decision to be genuine rather than trying to conform to what we believe other people want us to be, we open the door to genuine relationships, genuine happiness, and genuine accomplishments.

The problem is that in the pursuit of acceptance from other people, we tend to lose sight of who we are. It’s necessary to walk your road with assurance, and don’t expect anybody else to understand your journey, especially if they haven’t been through exactly where you are going or have gone with your life. You are the only person who can know what actions are appropriate for you to take because no one else has ever been in your shoes.

What other people believe is achievable for you does not have any bearing on the accomplishments that you are capable of achieving. Whatever you decide to do with your time and energy, that is the single most important factor in determining how much you are able to accomplish. Therefore, you should stop caring about what other people think. Just make sure you keep living the truth. The individuals who wish for you to lead a false life are the only ones who will criticize you for doing so.

Remember, life is not a competition, and you have nothing to prove. Have fun on your individual journey by giving your entire attention to each step. Don’t be in such a hurry that you miss out on living your life. Put all other people’s positions in the world out of your mind. This is not a race in any sense. You don’t get anywhere all at once; it happens bit by bit.

The road to success is paved with various obstacles along the way. When you head toward your destination, whatever it may be, just know that you don’t need to be right all the time. After all, you can’t be faultless, and you just can’t let the possibility of being incorrect get to you. Making some mistakes along the way is part of the journey.

All told, it is impossible to go through life without experiencing disappointment at some point. The only way this is possible is if you live so cautiously that you aren’t truly living at all, only existing. If you are too occupied with seeming foolish in front of others, it will be impossible to do what’s necessary to succeed in your own eyes. Those who are willing to pursue their goals despite the likelihood of experiencing setbacks are ultimately the ones who are successful.

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