Do you worry about what people think? Most people do. While in many ways our society embraces diversity and doing your own thing, it also strives to dictate our thoughts, beliefs and actions. As much as we prize individuality, we still worry about what other people think. Most of the posts on social media are focused on impressing others or influencing how they think or believe.
People in prominent positions constantly worry about what the media will say about them or what the masses will think. Segments of the population are labeled and expected to think, believe and act a certain way.
How many people genuinely disregard what other people will think of their life choices?
If we are ever to stand in our full power and achieve our full potential, we must learn to ignore what other people think.
In Existing in a State of Power, Dr. Michael J. Duckett asks the following powerful questions:
- “What if you ignored what other people thought about you, and instead, lived according to what you want to be?”
- “What if you stopped needing other people’s love and acceptance because you decided to love yourself to the maximum?”
Dr. Duckett’s questions are powerful. They make us understand that we truly are free to choose our on way. Yet, most of us don’t ask ourselves questions like the ones Dr. Duckett poses. Instead we think or say things like the following:
- Will other people see this as valuable?
- Am I good enough?
- What will my parents think?
- What will my spouse think?
- What will my friends think?
- People might think I’m crazy if I do that…
- Society expects me to do this…
- Nobody cares what I have to say, so why bother?
- I can’t say that, someone might be offended.
Every time we speak to ourselves in this way, we’re living our lives according to other people’s expectations. Eventually, we come to resent others and their expectations (or what we perceive as their expectations).
We blame others for our unhappiness and lack of success. Any time we shift responsibility for our choices onto someone else, we step further into bondage and fail to reach our full potential. Dr. Duckett continues with the following questions…
- “What if you stopped complaining about life, people, and situations, and instead, only lived in Gratitude for everything—good or bad?
- What if you started looking throughout each day for the most minuscule miracles?
“The answer to all of these questions is the same. If you did these things, you would succeed in experiencing your highest GOOD LIFE that God has waiting for you. You would experience what very few people ever do. You would begin existing in a state of power.”
Isn’t it time you ignored what other people think and stepped fully into your own personal power? Discover how to own your own power and create your own world in Dr. Michael J. Duckett’s book, “Existing in a State of Power” available on Amazon in print and Kindle versions.