“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” ~Socrates
Most of us live the majority of our lives for other people—trying to do what they want us to do, aiming to meet their expectations, and hoping to be seen as we'd like them to see us.
Trying to sway perception is exhausting and oftentimes fruitless because we can never dictate what other people think. We don't get to control our reputation; we only get to shape our character.
Today, if you find yourself fixating on other people's perceptions and judgments, shift your focus to what you think about your choices and actions. Are you being someone you're proud of? If not, what needs to change?
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