In our culture, we have been taught to worry about what others think of us. To an extent, this is very important as we should always be empathetic of others feelings. However, it does not mean that we should abandon everything we stand for. We must accept ourselves first, and then we don't need others to be pleased with us so much.
"Apologizing and asking for forgiveness are two separate things. Apologizing is like leaving a gift on the doorstep and HOPING it's appreciated and accepted. Expecting to be forgiven is like asking someone to say thank you for the gift." Danielle LaPorte
The story of your life has many chapters. One bad chapter doesn’t mean it’s the end. So stop re-reading the bad one already and turn the page. Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what could be. Remember, life does not have to be anywhere near perfect to be wonderful in the end. - via: http://www.marcandangel.com/2014/06/11/20-hard-things-you-need-to-do-to-be-happy/