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Don't worry about what people think of you. Of course you want to feel accepted and loved, and of course it hurts when people misunderstand us, betray us and reject us. But, so many of our problems begin when we start worrying what others think of us. Just remember that everyone is on a different level of understanding. Try to believe that when someone is hard on you it may have very little to do with you at all. People who are hard on others are usually very hard on themselves, and the pain they inflict on others is a reflection of the pain they inflict on themselves. But even knowing this does not make it easy.

"People will try to label you not good enough, too slow, too old, too many mistakes. You can't stop negative comments or prevent negative labels, but you can choose to not let them hold you back." — Joel Osteen

You have to accept that you'll never be good enough for some people. Whether that is going to be your problem or theirs is up to you. Rejection is merely a redirection; a course correction to your destiny. You have to remember that your special life is for you, and your purpose has nothing to do with the opinions of others. When we have been hurt we often shrink and run for safety. Don't allow others to make you feel small. You came to this world to grow and to explore, and to touch the miracles and marvels of life. Your suffering needs to be respected. Don't try to ignore the hurt, because the hurt is real. Instead, let the hurt prove there is hope through your healing. Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt deliver you to love, and not to hate. Some people are critical of everyone, not just you, so try to not take it too personally. They are so unhappy in their own life that their only joy is in dragging other people down. Know that you'll never please everyone, and that whoever hurt you just happens to be one of those people. Once you understand and accept this, it will be easier to let it go and move on.

"When you are judged, bullied or rejected, you have to be strong in your heart." — Sierra McGill

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So many of our problems begin when we start worrying what others think of us.
When someone is hard on you it may have very little to do with you at all.
People who are hard on others are usually very hard on themselves, and the pain they inflict on others is a reflection of the pain they inflict on themselves.
You have to accept that you'll never be good enough for some people. Whether that is going to be your problem or theirs is up to you.
Rejection is merely a redirection; a course correction to your destiny.
Don't allow others to make you feel small. You came to this world to grow and to explore, and to touch the miracles and marvels of life.
Your suffering needs to be respected.
Your suffering needs to be respected. Don't try to ignore the hurt, because the hurt is real. Instead, let the hurt prove there is hope through your healing. Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt deliver you to love, and not to hate.

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Tiisetso Walker Motsamai - facebook.com
So true. We like making other people's problems ours, and then we complain.

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Cecille Chelle Lucas Sanjose - facebook.com
it's true......

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Lesley Anne - facebook.com
Soo true

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Aida Wabbit - facebook.com
I agree, and I always take rejection as *it's THEIR loss!!*

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Laura Alderson - facebook.com
Great post!

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Dominique Madrid - facebook.com
Such a valuable lesson for living and persevering!

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Sharon E Ledet - facebook.com
Much needed!! Thank you!

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Agnieszka Mcm-amb - facebook.com
yes!

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A Journey of Faith - facebook.com
<3

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Mist Mfen Blevins - facebook.com
Wow...thats deep…

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The Bunny Chase - facebook.com
Very true...just keep swimmmin'....

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Sophia Wilson - facebook.com
Amen

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Anamika Sinha - facebook.com
true fr someone

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Bob Stearns - facebook.com
Liked and shared. Thank you.

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Marie Gregory-Taylor - facebook.com
Have learnt to leave it where it belongs, with the other person

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Pamela Cotton - facebook.com
Thx I needed to read this today.

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Latonya Moss - facebook.com
AMEN

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Carol Watercutter - facebook.com
It's their problem...they don't follow the golden rule...

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Dora Mundo - facebook.com
<3

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Marie Gregory-Taylor - facebook.com
Love this Carol Carraha Berg

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Carol Carraha Berg - facebook.com
and holds so much truth. Trouble is we often make this our problem instead of the other person's

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Judith Leach - facebook.com
We know it's their problem!

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Step Up Move Forward - facebook.com
Thank You and sharing with

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Kathy Facundo - facebook.com
so true

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Drew Miller - facebook.com
Shit that's their prob for sure, I know what I have to offer is more than most for sure!

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Lisa N. Valero - facebook.com
LOVE this!

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Jo Wilson-Williams - facebook.com
Cheers goodbye MUm

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Kate Andrews - facebook.com
Their loss!!!

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Angela Crowley - facebook.com
That's their loss

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Flora Spence - facebook.com
<3

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Debbie Chauvin - facebook.com
AMEN!!!

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Njeri Monicah Waithera - facebook.com
Wise words

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Lee Travathan - facebook.com
decided that one long ago.

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Jeremy Caverley - facebook.com
A good rule to follow whether at work or in your personal life.

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Theresia Kuppers - facebook.com
Let it be theirs..

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Carrie Lane - facebook.com
Thank You

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Aida Wabbit - facebook.com
SO TRUE!!

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Alice Teeter Walls - facebook.com
Words of wisdom!

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Hamdi Elsiah - facebook.com
Seek Allah's acceptance and he guides the hearts he created

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Njeri Monicah Waithera - facebook.com
Very true




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"I live in Austin, Texas with my wife Jenni, and I have three amazing daughters. I am a simple person, who as a boy, ran around barefoot on a dirt-road in Alabama — dreaming of being a writer. I am probably best known as a writer of pithy sayings and small, simple aphorisms which have found their way into tens-of-thousands of publications, including by some of the biggest publishers in the world. I love to inspire people and show them their inner-beauty. I see the world spiritually. My mission is to cause people to consider kinder ways in which we could do business, structure our relationships and treat the world." Bio


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