Episode #9: Other People’s Opinions

In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why some people see us in a different light than others and have certain opinions about us.
  • The thing that set me free from the weight of other people’s opinions.
  • Why criticism can be very painful to us personally.
  • How changing the way you receive criticism will improve your chances of success.
  • Why we look for approval from others and why it affects us negatively when we don’t get the approval we’re seeking.
  • Why the only person’s approval you need is your own.

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  • Thanks so much for this topic. Having a ‘covid puppy’ and moving to a new area at the same time created some special challenges to training my current sports partner. I will admit I have been so concerned with other people opinions of me and my dog, and our performance.
    This podcast has really put it all into perspective for me. I feel good about where I am with my dog and I don’t need to explain, make excuses, or hold back in what we do because of others opinions!
    Thank you Daisy!

    • You’re very welcome! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, I appreciate it! I’m glad it has helped lend some perspective; it’s definitely a process, that’s for sure 🙂

  • Podcast 9 = OUTSTANDING! Spot on and so relevant! To be completely honest, it wasn’t until the Southeast Cup that I took notice of your “stuff”. I think being ringside and watching you run, up close and personal, made me feel more connected to you in some strange way…and then you published the Monday motivation on Keeping Things in Perspective, and I was like “ she has some really healthy information that is relatable and very beneficial”….this is my new therapy, haha…Im hooked. Thanks again, Pam P

    • Hey there Pam, thanks for the comment – I appreciate the feedback, especially when I’m examining the ‘lumps and bumps’ that a lot of folks don’t really want to look at 🙂

  • Great podcast. What came to light for me is when you said, “Their opinions are about them, not you.” I had never really thought about it in that way. Also when you talked about someone saying you had a great run and maybe they are thinking they would like to have that run or make that cross. I can say that I have felt that many times watching others run, wow, that was great; wish I could execute that cross, or run that smoothly and fast. And then thinking, well, that won’t happen ever… So guess I need to give myself permission that it is okay to think that and keep that thought in a very positive way of things to strive for and be the best I can in doing the things I am capable of.

    • Thanks for your comment! I guess I could also have worded it as “our opinions are about US” because of course we all HAVE opinions 🙂 Their opinions are about them, our opinions are about us, and what we bring to that moment.

      Another sort of side-topic to this is that if you DO have an opinion that’s positive, and borne out of that feeling of admiration, VOICE it! At the end of the day, positive opinions DO feel good to hear AND to voice. There’s an element of ‘service’ in taking the time to give praise to others, ESPECIALLY if we ourselves aren’t having the greatest moments 🙂

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