Do not you think that we very often listento someone else's opinion? And we do not just listen, but we also fulfill all the requirements that an outsider dictates to us. And like adult educated people, and as susceptible to criticism and condemnation. Why? How to stop depending on someone else's opinion? How to learn to manage your life? Let's first determine when it is useful to listen to the words of strangers. First of all, it is necessary to take into account the opinion of the person who for you is an indisputable authority, for example, a teacher. You will not dispute the fact that students know much less than a teacher? And it's not scary. After all, they came to this educational institution in order to master certain mandatory disciplines, learn something new, get the necessary education. And who, if not the teacher, is the best guide to these goals? Dependence on the opinions of others is often useful in the case when, on the basis of a lack of knowledge and experience, you do not and can not have any idea of the way to solve it on your own. For example, you decided to buy an apartment on credit. But at the same time you absolutely do not know which bank to apply to and what loan conditions to choose. Ask your friends. This is exactly the option when comparing a few people's opinions can do a good job. Better yet, go to the bank. A skilled worker will be able to provide much more help than the so-called "word of mouth". And we advise you to walk around different banks and compare the information received. Where did they offer you more favorable conditions? So go to the financial institution. But it is desirable with a lawyer, since it is better not to sign important documents yourself. Here's to you one more example, when dependence on someone else's opinion, or rather, the ability to listen to practical advice, can be very helpful. Relying on others, taking into account and taking their point of view, is also necessary in case you are sick and called a doctor. After all, the diagnosis of a medical specialist is also an opinion. Therefore, rely on him is simply necessary for a speedy recovery. But, of course, in disputed situations, the conclusions of one doctor about the patient's health are sometimes not enough. In such cases, it is worth consulting with other doctors. But in any case, it will be the opinion of a specialist, rather than the patient himself, that becomes decisive. Therefore, dependence on someone else's opinion is sometimes very useful. However, there are people who are so worried about what thoughts their action or decision will cause in others, that they are afraid to step too, relying on their own discretion. This behavior is very difficult to live. There is an impression that behind your back you are invisible and direct your thoughts and actions, not allowing you to make your own choices. Now let's imagine that you set a goal. And on the way to its achievement is not only your doubt (but did I decide correctly?), But also the notorious public opinion. By the way, if others do not accept your point of view, this does not mean that your belief is mistaken. It's just different. Do not be afraid to differ from others, think differently, say things that no one has even heard of. But be prepared at the same time for resistance. Nature does not like dissent. Even the white crow is pecked in the nest by her brothers and sisters for the fact that her feathers look different. Let's learn on simple and useful examples about how to become independent of someone else's opinion.
Towards a goal: working on yourself
To look back at others did not prevent you from reachingdesired goals and results, it is necessary to carry out careful work on their inner worldview. It's like a revision in a wardrobe, when you have to sort through the things lying in it. Putting aside those that have long been out of fashion, worn out or become hopelessly small (great), you suddenly find that you have freed up a lot of space, got rid of unnecessary clothes and decided on what new things should be. So with the search for independence within yourself. You will have to find the hidden internal reserves of courage and determination, to overestimate past mistakes and draw the appropriate conclusions. Of course, the work will be difficult and rather painstaking, but it is worth the effort, if your decision to learn how to stop depending on someone else's opinion and overcome your own uncertainty is conscious and clear. Otherwise, you will necessarily fail, and with it the fall of self-esteem. Are you ready? Then here is a short instruction for you to facilitate the task.
Realize yourself as an independent person
Remember the wonderful melodrama called"Runaway Bride"? This very instructive story about how a pretty young woman was preparing to marry several times, but she did not find the courage to face the altar. It turns out that her life was ruled by a painful dependence on someone else's opinion. At the same time, their own views and desires were absolutely leveled. It's funny, but the heroine did not even realize that, meeting with every new potential bridegroom, she became a reflection of his interests, hobbies and tastes. But is it possible to live exclusively for a long time with someone else's mind? That inner sense of self-preservation and worked at the most inappropriate for this moment - on the threshold of the church. Before the girl as if there was an invisible wall, forcing to back off and run without looking back from such a ghostly family happiness. Do you remember how the heroine coped with this problem? She walked towards herself with tiny steps, surprisingly comprehending her own desires, taste preferences and dreams. And the young woman began by trying to understand in what form she likes to eat ... eggs. It turned out that she does not like this product at all. In the end, the heroine got married, but only after she realized the importance of this step and how much it needed. That's so for those of us who always doubt themselves, preferring to be guided by another's opinion, we must start small. Try at first to regularly perform five simple exercises. This will be the first step towards finding inner freedom. The first exercise is to learn how to make your own opinion about something. For example, watch a movie now popular or read a sensational bestseller. And now analyze your impressions, try to determine the moments that touched you, and those that left you indifferent. This will be your personal opinion. Share it with your friends and listen to their point of view. If it does not coincide with yours, then try to defend your impressions. After a while, repeat the exercise by selecting a new book or film. As a second exercise, you should remember the events that took place during the last two weeks. Think about how many times you had to agree with someone else's opinion, ignoring your own? And what were the consequences? Now try to determine what you want to achieve in life. Analyze, how much conceived is the fruit of your desires and aspirations. Perhaps you just reflect the thoughts of parents or other people, so you easily trust their opinion. If a person does not have his own goals, then he can not understand where to go. In this case, it is much easier to go the other way. And for blaming yourself, you do not have to blame yourself, and the responsibility for failure will not put pressure on your shoulders. The third exercise is to learn how to independently determine your own life goals and mentally get rid of the influence of outsiders on them. Write down your personal desires and ways of implementing them. Start with plans for the next week, then determine what needs to be done within a month. Gradually go to the year and so on. At first the task will seem to you difficult, especially if all this was previously done for you by parents, husband, superiors. The meaning of the fourth exercise is to learn to say "no." Do not mumble in response to something unintelligible, if something does not suit you, and clearly express disagreement. The first step in this difficult matter can be even an ordinary meeting with a friend. For example, she suggests you go to the movies at six o'clock in the evening. Say something like this: "No, it's embarrassing for me. Come on at seven or eight! ". Start with trivial failures, and in the future it will become easier for you to express disagreement on more serious issues. The fifth exercise is aimed at how not to break firewood. It happens that in this or that situation a person can not immediately orient himself and find the right way out. In order not to do anything stupid, it is better to take a break and, in a more relaxed environment, reflect on the solution of the problem or someone's proposal. Just say: "I need to think." This will allow you to determine the answer without anyone's pressure. In fact, it is not so important to deal with the problem of how not to depend on someone else's opinion. The question should be put differently: why are we insecure in ourselves and how to learn to overcome this feeling? Perhaps, to all fault low self-esteem, absence of self-esteem and love to itself? Perhaps, even in the distant childhood, parents treated you too critically, cursing endlessly and seldom receiving praise? Surely the initiative you showed did not find support from them and you were punished for not coordinating your actions and actions with the elders. "And what will Dad say? And how will mom react? What will the neighbors think? "- if such questions force you to abandon your intentions often, it's time to get rid of such a moral dependence once and for all. How to do it? Just analyze your life. After all, you certainly had to decide something at least once. What did this turn out for you? Success, small victories, happiness? So you see, so why doubt? Just be bolder - it's time to learn to trust yourself. No, consider the opinions of others need. But do not depend on him completely. And the main secret is to understand who speaks sincerely and wishes you well, and who simply does not want you to become a successful person. Unfortunately, envy does not occupy the last place in our world. But this is not an excuse to ruin your dream and go with someone on the subject, right? 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