We’re so good at undermining our confidence. We let imaginary voices water down our true nature. We live in a story where we’re the center of attention and others are waiting for us to fall.

Here’s an even scarier truth: Nobody cares about you. Nobody is thinking about you. Everyone is too self-obsessed to care about anyone else.

Sure, your family and partner care. Some of your close friends. But even many of them care only to a point. They’re too busy worrying about themselves to worry about you.

We hedge our bets because we fear others are waiting for us to trip and fall. Let’s say that’s true. Maybe 10% of people you know are happy to see you fail. So what? You’re probably happy to see them fail too.

The other 90% of people? They already forgot your thing ever happened. They’re too busy thinking about themselves to think about you.

Go for what you really want. Nobody cares about you.

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Author of “This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World”; Cofounder of Kickstarter; Bentoist; http://www.ystrickler.com

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