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How To Stop Trying To Prove Yourself To Others

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It feels good to be praised and appreciated by other people.

However, when you derive your worth from seeking outside approval instead of accepting your true self, you end up being insecure and miserable.

Continually trying to prove your worth and relying too much on other people's approval prevents you from being truly happy with yourself.

The amount of time and energy you spend comparing yourself to others and looking for approval could be spent on pursuing goals that actually add value to your life.

If you struggle with the constant desire to prove yourself to others and want to rely less on external validation, here are 5 tips to help you stop seeking approval.
1. Reassess the motives behind your goals. Be clear about your reasons for pursuing the goals that you have. Do you want to achieve them only because you want to prove yourself to others? Or have you set your goals by keeping your personal development in mind?

If you are pursuing a goal…

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