Think about the concept of a spoiled child for a moment. What does spoiled really mean? When a child is spoiled it means that they get too much approval constantly. And this approval comes from outside them, from parents, family, and strangers in the form of comments, praise, and gifts. If a spoiled child does not get what they want, they are devastated. This creates problems in that the child needs external approval, or else they doubt themselves.
Do you count on other people approving you? Do you feel like a failure if others aren’t approving you? Do you need external approval to feel on the right track? Are you devastated if you don’t get what you want? Are you spoiled?
While approval is fine and healthy and it feels good, it is not something that you should have to rely on. You need to be able to find your own ability to approve of yourself. Your heart is the only thing that can give you the approval and validation that you are looking for. This will do a few things:
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