I’ve heard it said that opinions are like ____________ everyone has one and they all stink. (I’ll let you guess what it is I’m talking about there.
It’s very easy to be swayed by other people’s opinions. But whose opinions actually matter? If you don’t know whose opinions actually matter then you will be very easily swayed one way or another.
Knowing whose opinions matter helps you to better understand who you are.
Knowing whose opinions actually matter helps you to ignore the critics and cynics, who just want to spew venom into the world.
Do you have a list of whose opinions matter?
God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
Kathy (my wife, end of the day, she is the most important opinion walking on this earth right now)
Joss and Judah (my kids)
Don (My Boss)
Friends who know me
Each of this opinion categories carries different weight in different contexts, but the ones that trump them all (honestly) are God, Kathy, Joss and Judah. End of the day, those are the voices that matter the most to me. If they have a criticism, or advice, or ideas, they have the most weight in my life.
Who holds the weighty opinions in your life? Do you know? Or are you giving every opinion maker equal weight?