Focus on your own approval
Don’t rely on the approval of others. When you are at the bottom, they may disrespect you. In the middle, they may ignore you. At the top, they may revile you.
You don’t control the opinion of others – whether right or wrong. You only control your own. And your own approval is how you nurture self-esteem, how you progress through life.
Let go of the need to be approved. Get going on the design of your life. Stay self-aware, trust your instincts, and never fear to make changes when you – not others – decide they’re needed.