External validation

For most of my life I have looked outside of myself for all of my validation. Unfortunately that makes me very susceptible to the highs and lows that come with getting and not getting praise and attention from an outside source.

I am learning to give myself the praise, acknowledgment and love that I need but of course that’s an ongoing journey.

Knowing this about myself, is there any role for having people in my life specifically to help bolster my confidence while I am getting stronger in believing my own value? Or is that treading a dangerous thin line!