In everything you do, try asking yourself, “do I do this because I crave approval, or because I AM approved of already?” Then ask, “why am I acting this way for approval? Which parent or authority figure from my childhood am I attempting to prove myself to? Why do I keep entering the court of judgment for this approval?”
The outside-in action based reality is all about seeking successful results from actions for external approval, while the inside-out being based truth is founded in the state of being loved at all times. As long as you seek approval, you will also be somebody people seek approval from, additionally, you will judge others, and be judged. Understand your motivations in order to let them go, and for that, you must ask yourself “why”.
~Nathan Martin & Aline Van Meer