This, super harsh, Mantra Monday is brought to you courtesy of Frank Zappa. I actually really, really love this quote. I look it up from time to time when I need a good old kick in the rump.
I sometimes find myself caught up in what everyone else's version of my life looks like. Until there are just way too many versions to keep up with, that's when I turn to Zappa. If my mind is spinning looking to keep everyone else happy, without making myself happy, then I deserve what I get. Let's rewind a little, not so much that anyone deserves anything bad, it's just important to remember you are responsible for your own happiness.
I had to throw one of those in there, just in case. See, your life no matter who's involved in it, will always be your own. Whether your contributing to the happy you or the sour you, is also your decision. Whether you live a life that makes you proud (even if you're the only one who's proud of it) is on you.
So, while the input and caring of other people is nice, there's really only one final input you need. It's your own in case you didn't get that. :) So, go out there and make yourself the happiest little you, you can be, by ignoring everyone's advice and looking inward for all the inspiration you need.
All the best.