Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission. Nobody can make you feel bad or sad without your permission. Nobody can gossip about you without you letting them do it. There is always a choice and it is always yours to make. Either you can chose to cry or chose to learn. Either you can choose to fall down and continue to sit or you can choose to get up and try. The problem is we usually get carried away by what others say; irrespective whether it is good or bad. We lose our uniqueness and become what other think of us because we keep making our choice basis what others would feel. What you think is more important. Let’s assume that your boss says that you are doing well in your performance, then it is up to you to choose either to feel bad, grip or get frustrated or choose to make a difference. The latter will get you growth and the former will get you fired. I have see lot of people including me getting carried away by what others say than making my own choice, until I figured out that it is not doing me any good. These days, I try to make my own choice. Try making your choice and don’t let other put you down without your permission.