Don’t let someone in the cheap seats have an expensive opinion in your life.
This statement. This is so good.
Some Opinions Matter (and Some Don’t!)
I heard this from our girl Rachel Hollis (you know, the author of Girl, Wash Your Face) and, man this resonates.
How often do you let someone else’s opinions matter and determine your worth? How often do you let someone else’s opinion determine if you should continue or give up? How often have you let someone else’s opinion impact your mood? Or how you feel about your body? Or how you’re doing as a mama? Or if you are smart? Or worthy? Or if your dreams are awesome… or awful?
Far too often we ignore our heart, our gut and the good we hear. We ignore it and instead focus on one voice. We hear that person that’s negative, who doubts us, who doesn’t see our greatness, who perhaps is jealous or scared of what you’re capable of accomplishing. And, you listen.
You make yourself smaller or doubt yourself or push yourself down and give value and life to that perspective from way back in the cheap seats.
Do not. Do not listen. Do not even consider someone else’s opinion as fact.
Do not sit on the sidelines for fear of what the naysayers will say.
Because here’s the truth: They’re going to say it anyway.
You write the way you want to write, share what you want to share, parent the way you know is best for your family, and live in a way that brings you joy.
Speak up for what YOU believe, not for what you think someone else in those cheap seats wants to hear from you.
You’re never going to make them happy.
And not only will you never make them happy, you’ll be miserable.
Stick with the women (and men) who want to stand in your light. Who want to help you rise up. Who support you. Who embrace you when you’re down and help lift you up to the place they know you’re capable.
Give the front row seats to the people who you can count on, even if that’s only one right now: YOU.
When it comes to your life, your opinions matter most.