A big part of self-awareness is realizing that you're wonderful no matter how others react to you. Some people will never understand the value of what you do, no matter how hard you try to convince them. I learned this lesson through personal experience in many settings as I tried to enlighten people on what I had to offer and was met with blank stares. I would go home feeling dejected and worthless, but looking forward to the next time I would see them, that's when I would undoubtedly get them on my side. It never worked.
One day I woke up and realized that I didn't have to convince people of my worth. If they didn't get it, it didn't matter because there were others out there who would. Once I learned this valuable bit of information, I started to focus my energy on connecting with the people who understood me, which has made a huge difference in my life. I now interact daily with vibrant, insightful, kind people who love self-awareness.
What's your experience with people who don't understand what you do?