Do it anyway

There will always be people you can’t please. You know the type.  No matter what you do, what you say or don’t say, it will be wrong, they will argue, or they will twist it and turn it to whatever way suits their fancy.

There will always be people who will talk about you.  You know the type.  No matter what you do, what you say or don’t say, they’ll have something to say about you. And it’s usually something nasty and something that will hurt your feelings.

So what do you do?

Do it anyway.

It would be easy to worry about it.

It would be easy to allow it to control you.

It would be easy to believe them instead of your truth.

But here’s the thing.

It doesn’t matter.

You know why it doesn’t matter?

Because you have no control over those people. You do however have control over how you react to those people and the things they do.  You have control over not worrying, not caring, not giving it a second thought.

There will be people who simply don’t like you.

There will be people who will always talk about you.

There will be people who think your idea is stupid/silly/worthless/pointless.

There will be people waiting for you to fall on your face and fail.

Do it anyway.

That isn’t the easiest option, I know. It’s been a lesson for me and one I still have to remind myself to do.

I promise you, when you stop trying to please everyone else, and live your life your way…you find a peace that you’ve never known before.  It’s freeing, empowering, almost addictive and so worth it.