by Qualimiya Hall
CEO/President of Diverse G.E.M.S./Real Moms Club
We spend more time worrying about what people who do not affect our lives in any way think about us. Every day we perceive ourselves based on what others see; not what our loved ones see and especially not what we see in ourselves. We want to be pleasing to the eye, but rarely focus on what truly compliments us from the inside out. Just because a person does not see all that you are does not mean that you have to show them. Perhaps they have not earned that privilege. But, those same ones we try to please, are often not the ones who have our best interest at heart. How can we grow if we are wasting time and energy on people who don’t really care about our well being? The key is to always remember who is important in your life and who is not. Focus on the critical few; not the insignificant many.