“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 wanted everyone, mostly your parents, to watch as you practiced diving into the pool, or skating backwards, or riding your bicycle, or whatever new experience you were having with growing wiser.
You needed those eyes on you then, because you developed your self-concept on the basis of how significant ‘other people’ reacted to you. But those days are over. You are not a developing child who must be noticed or who must constantly prove himself (or herself*) – unless you are one of those adults who still covets the approval of everyone you meet.”
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Pulling Your Own Strings”
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