Stop Seeking Approval from Others

Here are 10 mental barriers that one needs to let go of:

1. Seeking other’s approval:

It kills your initiative and drive and makes you look small in the eyes of others. A state of inferiority complex sets in.

2. Let go of guilt:

Feeling deep sense of guilt in our mind will distract positivity. Needs to shun instantly. What could guilt possibly solve? If you name a thing I will agree with you and pull back my words… yeah, that’s what I thought.

3. Let go of self criticism:

A constant fear of self-criticism turns one to a situation of disempowerment. Those who are deficient in self esteem are likely to be carried away by any self- criticism and return to self pity mood and suffer mental agony. Remaining inactive is the instant solution for those who suffer from the risks of self criticism.

4. Let go of attachments:

Attachment is one of the roots of all suffering. Let us not take pride in our possessions which are of temporary nature. One has to be grateful to the ‘higher power’ bestowing on us with these possessions rather than taking pride and feel too much attached to them. This should be the priority number one on the list of things to be let go of.

5. Let go of postponing things for tomorrow:

Postponing things that need to be done today, rather than tomorrow is a laid back approach. Time and tide do not wait for any one. Doing it today rather than doing it next day is a wise dictum.

6. Let go of heart break:

As our heart locks our mind, heart breaks do create a mental vacuum. We need to forget such incidents and move forward for a new inning.

7. Let go of useless things:

One must master the art of discarding useless things, including people. Art of Discarding, book by a Japanese author speaks about the importance of letting useless things go. The wording ‘useless’ explains it all.

8. Let go of bad company:

“A man is known by the company he keeps” is a wise saying. As a rotten fruit spoil the rest in the basket, keeping bad company does the same. It takes away the sheen in the quality of friendship. We should appreciate various shades of friendship and choose shades judiciously. Throw all the negative people away, no matter how hard it is…

9. Let go of past:

Let us learn to forget the bad experiences of the past and learn lessons from past mistakes and misadventures.

10. Let go of taking things personally:

Taking things personally to ones’ heart is a bad personality trait. It is counterproductive to one positive behavior and well being. It kills all the initiatives and drives.


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