My readers must have noticed that Robin gets an unfair share of advantage in featuring in posts on my blog. Its so addictive for me to share with my readers whatever gems of wisdom I collect whenever I read his books.
Here comes another :
It does not matter what other people think of you. All that matters is what you think of you. We waste so much energy worrying about the opinions of others, wanting to be liked, needing to please. But authentic leadership and real personal mastery are all about rising above social approval – to self approval. Respect you. So long as you are living by your values, be authentic, running your own race and doing your dreams, why worry what anyone else thinks or feels or says about you? Success isn`t a popularity contest. And at the end of each day, what matters most is whether you were true to yourself.
( Excerpt taken from The Greatness Guide by Robin Sharma )