No matter how wonderful you really are, no amount of effort will help you gain acknowledgment from someone who doesn’t want to or isn’t capable of recognizing you. They may have problems appreciating others because of jealousy, self-judgment, their own lack of self-love or just not wanting to have it pulled out of them. The more you try to impress these people, the less likely it is that you will. If you want to be seen as the gem you are, looking to others isn’t the way. There’s only one person who can really validate you…

You.

Steve and Jarl