#MondayThoughts: Validation

“Belief in yourself is more important than endless worries of what others think of you. Value yourself and others will value you. Validation is best that comes from within.”  ― Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’oDreams in a Time of War

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When you were born, you did not need anyone’s permission to be you, you just were. As we grow into our life we at times find ourselves seeking validation from others to assure or reassure us that we are doing the right thing or living according some imaginary standard. This can cause stress and pressure to be someone we are not. It is more than alright to seek out advice, opinions and suggestions, but we do not need to compare ourselves or put ourselves under someone else’s microscope seeking validation for who we are.

You are you, simply stated. Be proud of you. Be loving and supportive of you and do not lesson your worth by looking for your worth in others.

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