4. Approval seeking behavior is time-consuming
Approval seeking behavior not only demonstrate your lack of self-confidence and inability to embrace your flaws but also is extremely time-consuming.
If you keep on overthinking a thousand times about whether your actions will be approved before you ultimately commit to it, you will lose limitless opportunities and not mention, some valuable time.
5. Approval seeking behavior drains your energy
Every time you think about why a particular person has behaved badly with you or have rejected you, you spend a lot of your useful time thinking something that you cannot control.
Everyone has their distinct opinions about a situation. Seeking approval entails too much mental energy, which is not worthy.
6. Freedom to be who you want to be
When you do not conform to societal ideals and opinions just to seek other people’s approval, you actually discover what you always wanted to follow, from the core of your heart.
Approval seeking often deafens and blinds us of our inner screams, things that we always wanted to do irrespective of what others thought of it.
Letting go of the control you want to have over what other people think of you will help you attain the ultimate freedom. Just give it a chance.
7. Inner peace
We all seek peace and we all want to be happy and the moment you stop caring about what “they” think, you will find just that.
When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. ~ Peace Pilgrim
8. You are the one in control of your life, not them
Your life will be in your control when you no longer pay attention to other people’s thoughts and opinions about you. You will be able to maneuver your mental energy on constructive facets.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you’ll be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Arthur Gordon
You are already, whole and complete and you don’t need other people’s approval in order to feel this way.
9. The only person you must get approval from is YOU
If you start loving yourself, you will no longer need to worry about what others think of you, for you will understand:
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.~ Carl Jung
You get to a point where you know, them talking about you has little or nothing to do with how you think, act, live, etc., but a lot to do with how they think, and who they perceive reality.
A lot of times, what we can’t accept in others are the things we haven’t accepted in ourselves, whether we are consciously aware of this truth or not.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself as someone who needs to judge. ~ Wayne Dyer