Puppy Dog Syndrome
The Puppy Dog Syndrome
An overwhelming need to seek approval from others in validation or praise, often leading to cyclical disappointment, jealousy or rejection.
– p.o. martig
Sometimes having the right motivation but wrong delivery mechanism (always seeking approval from others) can cause helplessness and failure. Try switching to approval from within first:
Do what you do because it helps you.
Do what you do because it excites and motivates you.
A job well done must first and foremost inspire you.
Don’t expect gratitude or praise from others as your goal.
Success loves confidence; it is the puppy dog that will follow you!