Truer words have never been spoken! “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was a wise woman who inspired many during her life and even after her death. In fact, some of her wise words still inspire me to this day. In fact, one of my favorite quotes that I repeat to myself regularly is: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
It is so easy to let the opinions of others matter more than they should. But here’s the secret we often forget: you get to decide if someone’s words matter. If someone offers an opinion that you do not like, you can choose to ignore it and move on. Of course, I recognize this is far easier said than done. But, if you can find a way to even occasionally ignore the unwanted, negative opinion of others, think how much better your life would be.
If you’re in need of motivation these days and you find yourself feeling low because of other people in your life, remember Eleanor Roosevelt’s words. Look in the mirror daily and tell yourself, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” You won’t believe how much better you feel when you start to accept that small, simple truth.