Category Archives: Approval from Others

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J. in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Now is the time to see that absolutely nothing outside of you can bring you lasting joy. But the moment you do that you will notice that a fear arises in your heart. That fear that if you allow the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 20th, 2018 by Stephen R. Covey in THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

“A driving force of many people is possessions, not only tangible, material possessions such as fashionable clothes, homes, cars, boats, and jewelry, but also the intangible possessions of fame, glory, or social prominence. Most of us are aware, through our … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 5th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in WALKING ON WATER

“How do human beings become robots? Listen to this: “Oh, you’re so pretty.” And the robot swells with pride. I push the appreciation button and it’s riding high. Then, I push the other button, the criticism one, and it hits … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Your uniqueness is the one gift that no one in this world can ever crowd you on. Don’t fall prey to discouragement by comparing yourself to other people. You may look to others for inspiration, but never use them as … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 27th, 2017 by Sanaya Roman, in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“When people are angry with you, it is often an expression of their hurt. Most people feel that they only get angry with just cause, and only get hurt when someone lets them down, aggravates them, rejects them or makes … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“It feels good when other people believe in you, trust in you, and support you. Yet, if you want to be powerful, it is important not to need other people to do so as a condition of believing in yourself. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by Richard Carlson PH.D., in DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

“One of the most unavoidable life lessons is having to deal with the disapproval of others. Praise and blame are all the same is a fancy way of reminding yourself of the old cliché that you’ll never be able to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 9th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Looking good is important. I respect people who can make an attractive appearance and I try to look as nice as I can. Certainly you will go a lot farther in the world if you create a positive presentation. The … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“Most people are sleepwalking. Many wander through life in a sort of unconscious state, having some idea of what they do, but not really sure why they are doing it. Mostly, we do what other people do, for we have … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“If you find yourself wanting to branch out and develop your own spiritual philosophy, but are concerned about any repercussions that may result, remember that ultimately being true to yourself (i.e., seeking self-approval) is far more important than living for … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 26th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Appreciation and approval are two entirely different things. Appreciation is the natural, spontaneous flow of energy back to you when others feel connected to you and your story. There is nothing you can do to precipitate appreciation other than to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“Some of you are attached to other people’s opinions and base some of your actions and decisions on their love, approval, or validation. If you feel that you must be loved all the time and are afraid to do what … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS

“Having to prove yourself to others means being controlled by the other to whom you must show the proof. Quietly effective behavior involves no such need for proving yourself. As a child, you were full of “watch me” behavior. You … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“As you become more powerful, you will begin to detach from the world because it is basically weak. Part of this detachment is your ability to withdraw from the mind-set and the feelings of society around you. The way that … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Richard A. Singer in YOUR DAILY WALK WITH THE GREAT MINDS

“Human beings often look outside of themselves to other individuals and admire or idolize their marvelous abilities rather than looking within and searching for their own remarkable talents. I learned a while ago that I am no different from the … Continue reading

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