Popularity Out, Creativity In
Running against the grain and counter to the ways of the world is why you are here.
You are here to be the change you wish to see in the world, not to be the way everybody else is.
Godliness and popularity are mutually exclusive experiences.
Your work is important not the "story of me."
1. Lack of Authenticity
The need to be popular in the world creates a disconnection from self.
Who are you really?
Most people wear their "Leave It To Beaver" mask all year round.
2. Pressure and Stress
Being in the public's eye places you under a microscope.
How long can you perform and maintain your false sense of self?
The world is filled with people who are "burned out" and suffering from mental health issues as a result of seeking popularity.
3. Dependence on Others' Approval
Prayer - "God please help me let go of seeking approval and validation outside of myself. Amen."
What would happen if you become independent of the good opinions of other people?
The need for constant approval diminishes your self-worth and self-esteem.