Other people will always influence your life. The negative ones will bring you down. The positive ones will lift you up. But, if you rely on the decisions and opinions of others to rule your life, you’ll always be chasing other people’s goals and miss out on your own, entirely. They’ll make you feel insecure and unworthy. You’ll hold yourself back without any help from them. And, you’ll start being governed by fear and paralyzed by insecurity. To combat this, have a strong reason why and circle your actions and decisions around it. Stop opinion polling and being afraid to fail. And, start relying on yourself as being your own expert on what’s best for you.