About FOPO or fear of other people’s opinions

This time we share with you an article titled How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You, written by Michael Gervais. Gervais points out that if you want to be your best and perform at a high level, the fear of people’s opinions may be holding you back.

"Our fear of other people’s opinions, or FOPO as I call it, has become an irrational and unproductive obsession in the modern world, and its negative effects reach far beyond performance." M. Gervais

As we differ in the article, fear of other people's opinions is part of human existence, since we operate "with an ancient brain."

According to the author's conviction, the desire to conform and the paralysing fear of not being liked undermine our ability to live the life we want to create. In the article, the author writes down some tips that can help you deal with your fear of other people's opinions and highlights 2 areas in particular: personal philosophy and self-awareness.

If you really want to overcome the fear of other people's opinions, you must, as he writes, cultivate more self-awareness. If you want to do your best and at the same time be less afraid of other people's opinions, you need to develop a stronger and much deeper sense of who you are. Gervais also states that the first step may be personal philosophy.

Personal philosophy, as he puts it, isn't a platitude or slogan; rather, it's a compass, a guides to our actions, thoughts, and decisions.

Read the full article here.
About FOPO or fear of other people’s opinions

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