VALIDATION is for Parking

Doing this blog live now! While inside the limousine en route to Halong Bay, Vietnam. 🇻🇳 Limousine epiphanies, haha 

I'm just going to say it - nobody's going to validate you. Nobody's going to welcome you into the club, pat you on the back, or love you the way you love them. Your friends aren't going to reciprocate everything you do for them. 

That's the harsh truth, but it's also the liberating truth. When you stop seeking validation from others, you free yourself to simply make the work you want to see in the world. To create from an authentic place, without worrying about what anyone else thinks.

Validation is for parking meters, not creative souls. The second you start seeking approval, you lose the magic. You get bogged down in other people's opinions and lose sight of your own vision.

So forget about what anyone else thinks. Forget about being accepted or praised. Just focus on making things you care about. The kind of work that lights you up from the inside. That's the only validation that matters.

The world is full of people who will try to pigeon-hole you, box you in, and tell you what you "should" be doing. Ignore them. Silence the voice in your head that craves outside approval.  

Because at the end of the day, the only person you need to impress is yourself. The rest is just noise. 😉