When you receive validation from another, it can be wonderful…Like winning an award.
It is a recognition, and positive recognition always feels great.
However, when you require validation from others, in order to feel good enough, or to trust that your best efforts are worthy, you are setting yourself up to only feel good when others say so.
If I know I’m doing my best, and giving my all, with pure intention and from a place of love, then I validate myself as doing great.
Whether my efforts are received or appreciated by others, has much less to do with me, and much more to do with them.
I can only be who I am. I am that I am. This is everything.
From this vantage point, I can celebrate and enjoy validation from others, however, it is not the determinant of how I feel about myself.
External validation is fleeting. Internal validation is sustaining.
I invite you to rely upon yourself. You’re the one who really knows how you’re being. Be someone you can easily validate.