Inspirational Words from Kris Carr

Kris Carr (born August 31, 1971) is a New York Times and #1 Amazon best-selling author, wellness activist and cancer survivor. She documented her battle against epithelioid hemangioendothelioma in her documentary film Crazy Sexy Cancer. She wrote the New York Times bestsellers Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy Sexy Kitchen.

“You can’t please everyone. When you’re too focused on living up to other people’s standards, you aren’t spending enough time raising your own. Some people may whisper, complain and judge. But for the most part, it’s all in your head. People care less about your actions than you think. Why? They have their own problems.”

As hard as I have tried over the years, I too have learned that you can’t please everyone.  In a diverse society, such as our own, too many people have their own ideas which often conflict with others.

So what is the answer?  According to Kris Carr, we must first concentrate on raising our own standards.  This reminds me of the Bible verse (loosely translated): You can’t take the speck out of your brother’s eye when there is a log in your own eye.

Second, Kris Carr explains that most of the time, what we think people think about us is mostly in our heads.  Others are spending their time focused on their problems rather than thinking about ours.

My conclusions:  Do what you feel in your heart is right and stop worrying about what others may or may not think about it!

I would like to share one last quote from Kris Carr:

“When you bite off only what you can chew, you’re going to disappoint people. Guess what? Not your problem. You’re not doing anything wrong.”

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