“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ” – Rosa Parks
You have the keys to all your decisions and actions, nobody can influence your decisions and actions except you allow them to. You take captive every thought, every word, and every sight, from anyone, and screen them with your own principles to see if they match. This is the more reason why you have to arm yourself with the right people (promoters)- people with shared values. It is good to listen to people’s comments about you, but you examine them to take in and work on the ones that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy. Things that exhort, comfort, and build you up.
We need to stop putting the blame on friends, family, church, community, leaders, or school, and look inward to see who really call the shots- YOU!!! If people call you stupid, its just their opinion, its not what really is. If they say “go to hell!”, its an advice, its not compulsory you carry it out. If they say you will never amount to anything in life, its a statement, do not let it bother you. Your mind is not a dumpsite, where every Tom, Dick and Harry can just come and deposit anything, leaving you messed up. Its in your power to make decisions that will enhance your life.
Perhaps, people’s opinions of you have messed up your life, you just need to change your mindset: You are the only one of your kind, you are an original, a unique being with wonderful untapped potentials and capacities, no one is like you, and you have the capacity, just like everyone else, to lead a successful life. You were created by God to reflect His image and glory, and God has given you the ability to do that. Build yourself with books, tapes, and other materials that can help you to be successful. You are the best!!!