Beware of living your life according to other peoples’ praise OR criticism. They are simply opinions. Are you addicted to OPO (other people’s opinions)? Here’s how you know: When someone can say something negative about you and it messes you up for days, or if you are immobilized if a person doesn’t give you their approval. Here’s how you deal with it: Remember that an opinion is NOT a fact. It’s just another person’s perspective that, as you know, they are entitled to. YOU have the choice to either listen and learn from it or ignore it, but it’s always YOUR CHOICE. NEVER allow yourself to become enslaved by OPO. You’ll never develop your own confidence until you can fearlessly learn to trust your OWN inner voice.