When we constantly seek the approval of others, we’re doing two things: putting our happiness in someone else’s hands and giving away our power. It’s a never-ending cycle that can leave us feeling drained, anxious and resentful. Worse yet, it can keep us from developing our own sense of self-worth and from living fully into our own lives. The good news is that we don’t need anyone else’s approval to be happy and confident. We can find those things within ourselves. When we learn to trust our own judgment and make decisions based on what feels right for us, we set ourselves free from the tyranny of others’ opinions. We also become more authentically ourselves, which is the ultimate goal in life.
If you’ve ever felt underestimated by others, or like you had to prove them wrong, then you’ll appreciate Hayley Marsten’s I’m Fine, Thanks. It’s about never letting someone else get the last word, and it speaks to Hayley’s own personal experiences. She’s tired of being told what to do and how to feel. I’m Fine, Thanks allows people to feel validated in their feelings and encourages them to not bottle their emotions up.