Welcome to The Blogging A-Z Challenge April 2012! Some of the most popular posts here at The Shellshank Redemption are the Motivational Mondays. So, after consulting the tortoises, we decided to make April our Motivational Month! Please join us for this (almost!) daily dose of alphabetical inspiration. We hope you enjoy it!
* IF YOU NEED ENCOURAGEMENT, PRAISE, PATS ON THE BACK FROM EVERYBODY, THEN YOU MAKE EVERYBODY YOUR JUDGE. (Fritz Perls) *
I used to want people to like me, to like what I wrote, what I did or said or thought. I would still like that (of course!) but I don’t need it the way I once did.
If we’re not careful, it becomes all about them. We start - maybe on purpose, maybe subconsciously - to tailor what we’re doing or writing or saying for their approval. Who doesn’t like a good pat on the back or an affirming nod? We all do. The danger is when that approval becomes the goal instead of the creating, the writing, the art, the journey.