This is so true. You’ll especially notice this if you are making a transition in life to a more productive and/or healthy place. Learning to let go of and push aside the negative ‘outside’ chatter is not always easy, but necessary when it comes to your personal and professional growth.
How To Deal With Haters
You’re never not going to have critics. And it’s probably always going to bother you.
The harsh truth about being successful is that you are going to make people irrationally mad at you in the process. It’s inevitable. Part of the painful journey.
Your peers, your family, your community — they can all seem like enemies at times. Each one tearing you apart as you pass by in your quest for achieving big expectations.
The things that make you successful are sometimes offensive to other people. The choices that you have to make are annoying to other people who don’t always understand your motivations.
And you might be missing out on the fact that life is normal.
It’s normal for people not to like you.
It’s uncomfortable, painful, and endlessly frustrating. But what is supposed to happen.
From Jesus to Mohammed to Martin Luther King Jr, Henry Ford, and Jackie Robinson — and millions of unnamed others — those who fight the hardest to make a difference, get the most criticism.
So what do you do? How do you stay focused and inspired?
- Be clear in your own head about why what you want to achieve is so important.
- Accept responsibility for the parts of your zealotry that need to be improved.
- Build a group of friends and mentors whom you can trust to be fair and honest…..
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