If you’re up to anything great in life, you will face criticism. The truth is, it can be painful and can hurt sometimes. Real freedom comes when you unhook yourself from others’ negative or positive opinions of you. People’s opinions of you reflect more about themselves than it does you. So don’t be afraid to be your true authentic self. Don’t hide your light. Spending your life trying to make everyone happy will make you miserable. It’s a waste of time. Just make peace with who you are and who you aren’t. The more you love and accept yourself, the less you’ll seek it from others. Nothing nor no one is worth your internal happiness. Don’t give your power away to other people. Remember that no one has the power to make you feel a certain way unless you allow it. The moment you give this power away, you negotiate your freedom. Own your inner truth. When you’re committed to living your life’s purpose, you don’t have the time nor the energy to fixate on the petty criticism of others. So don’t let someone else’s smallness bring you down or trigger you to attack back. Instead respond with love. They are giving you an opportunity to truly commit to your truth in the face of the winds of opposition. Step up, love bigger and bless everyone.