We live in a “go hard or go home” culture. The art of doing nothing must be honed over time. Not everyone can do it right away. But it is a worthwhile skill to develop.
The main thing to know is often our biggest critics are unhappy in their own lives, and misery loves company. Or our biggest critics are envious and jealous that we have large and small successes. The Ghandi quote means do not focus on the haters. Do not focus on people who are constantly negative.
In this life there are many messages about perseverance, determination, going the long haul and more. But sometimes, you also need to know when to let go of people and situations. There is a difference between fighting the good fight and endless knocking on a closed door.
It is okay to take time for yourself. At times society can promote endless giving to prove you are a “good” person or worthy of recognition and acceptance by others. Loving yourself and putting yourself first in healthy ways, helps you stand strong in times of uncertainty.
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