Somebody shared this picture with me this morning on twitter:
It is remarkable how true this is.
Sometimes it seems that we can do nothing right.
No matter what you do, there are people that you are just not going to please, and there are people who are going to criticise you for whatever you do.
And even if you do succeed in what you are doing, you may still be the ‘wrong’ race, the ‘wrong’ religion, the ‘wrong’ gender in somebody else’s opinion.
You might be too slow, you could be too fast, too fat, too thin….
First of all you need to understand where that criticism is coming from. Is it really about you?
People who are unhappy with themselves will always criticise others to make themselves feel better. Know that the majority of the time, it is about them and not you.
Then, you need to take a good look at yourself and if you feel that you are doing the right thing, you need to keep doing it, no matter what anybody else says.
And if you are doing the wrong thing, maybe you need to do the wrong thing your way because that is that only way that you are going to learn – from forging your own direction rather than just taking everybody else’s advice.
We live in a world that is so strongly influenced by media and social media in particular.
But most of what you see is just an edited version of somebody’s life and opinions. People are only going to show their best pictures and tell their best stories because they can.
That means that instead of getting upset because your life is not “up to standard” compared to others or you are not doing the same as others, think about yourself and what you are trying to achieve and what you are all about.
You are far more intelligent, way more beautiful, and abundantly more blessed than you realise!