You simply do not have the time to be a steward over another’s thoughts of you or others. What I think, they think, we think does not matter in the scheme of your life. It is what you think that matters in what you do, how you live, what you say and all that you can accomplish.
Top waiting for or seeking the approval of disapproving people. They do not care about anyone, except for themselves. If I can have you do one thing, it would be to define yourself by what is before you, not what is behind you.
Have the courage to look beyond where you are and see where you are and can go. The level for which you think is the level you can achieve.
It doesn’t matter how big or small you are when you know where you’re going.