Re-blogging on Captive Dreams Window. Thanks for the reminder!
SEEKING APPROVAL FROM PEOPLE WILL NEVER MAKE US HAPPY
“Are you happy?”
A man who was following his heart asked this of a woman who was success-driven in her career. A woman who was always striving for perfectionistic performance to please her mother, never stopping to think what will make HER happy. (Movie: Stranded in Paradise)
Striving to please. Sound familiar? Do you long for success? Do you think it will make you feel happier or more approved by the people around you?
I sometimes slip into questioning the impact I make as a writer. I start thinking of numbers. Number of followers, likes, or comments. I start needing validation again or approval. I start thinking I’m not a success as a writer if I don’t write a book.
Unmet expectations, some I heap on myself and some pressures from society, make me feel I’m a failure in making a difference in this world. I think I should be making a bigger splash, like…
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