Whenever we risk being ourselves, we risk rejection. I don’t think we ever get used to the feeling of being judged and rejected by another, but without taking these risks we also never discover all that we can be or experience.
Getting uncomfortable with rejection is an important personal goal. If we can’t accept that “we can’t please all the people all the time” than we inadvertently keep ourselves stuck in approval mode.
Having been self-employed entrepreneur, for times of better and worse, for the majority of my life, I can share three personal realizations: 1) Not much happens if we are worried about seeking everyone’s approval before we risk taking action towards something we really want to try. 2) When we start seeking approval, what we are actually doing is taking an “opinion poll.” There is absolutely no guarantee that anyone’s opinion may be better than our own. Yes, others may have more experiences or different perspectives than us— so it is valuable to listen. But the ultimate choice to risk it or not is ours. 3) Nobody’s crystal ball can predict our futures better than our own. In fact, I’ve found crystal balls, to be quite useless. Instead it’s our belief coupled with a plan of action that seems to predict the best outcomes.
On that note, I’m still planning to make Silver Disobedience® a collective consciousness movement. So, if you haven’t yet picked up a copy of my book, The Silver Disobedience Playbook (link here or search Amazon) I really hope you will consider doing so. Now, go risk rocking your world!
This is Silver Disobedience® philosophy. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience ✨Author and a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. Modeling info @Wilhelminamodels —other info in my profile link to website.