Don’t wait for other’s approval. Approve of yourself.

‘I…wrote Jim a letter severely criticizing his behavior and strongly advised him to give up any idea of singing or any connection with a music group because of what I considered to be a complete lack of talent in this direction.’

–Jim Morrison’s father

I’m not really a fan of The Doors (although I guess I once was) but I find this story so sad. The above quote was part of a letter that Jim Morrison’s father wrote (to the Florida Deptof Corrections after he was arrested for indecent exposure.) He never acknowledged his son’s musical genius until after he died, and even then did so reluctantly. Don’t wait for anyone’s approval— you may never get it in this lifetime.

Louise Hay has a great affirmation for when you doubt yourself. Affirm: ‘I love and approve of myself.’ Say it over and over until you believe it.

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