What is the hardest thing you ever had to go through?

What is the hardest thing you ever had to go through?

That no-one cares.

I spent a long time through my teens thinking about other people’s perceptions of me. That it mattered:

  • The results I scored in a test
  • The way I dressed in school
  • How I cut my hair
  • My long-term ambitions
  • That I should speak to people in a certain way
  • That I’m always ‘networking’
  • I should conform to a ‘socially accepted’ version of my life

What I’ve come to realise over decades is that most (with the exception of <5 people in your life) spare no more than 2 minutes thinking about you on a daily basis.

So speak your ambition. Do things that scare you and worry less about conforming. Because you are but a drop in the ocean. And that’s a wonderful thing.

Live your dreams

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