The addiction to the approval of others ranks among the most debilitating diseases. Studies show that it’s built on a faulty premise that people are actually thinking about your behaviors, or even your life in general. The fact is that most of us spend the overwhelming majority of our time thinking about ourselves, solving our own problems and navigating life. There’s not much time left to dedicate to evaluating and judging others, unless their behavior has a direct effect on our welfare. The cure to approval addiction begins with a simple decision: stop caring what others think. Watch this short video for the remainder of the solution.

Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.