How to Ignore the Haters and the Naysayers

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Critics, haters, naysayers. They’ll always be there. Anyone on the journey to success has them and must know how to remain motivated despite the discouragement and criticism. People project their insecurities and fears onto others and this is the driving force behind the negative behavior.

What you need to understand is that these people are telling you what they think about themselves – not you. So if they tell you that finding your dream career is impossible, this is what they believe for themselves, not you.

They’re simply projecting their own beliefs onto you, and you have nothing to do with it, really.

Realize You Can’t Please All the People All the Time

Many negative people are those you can never help, anyway. They aren’t ready to do the work and they like blaming others for things that go wrong in their lives. You’ll achieve nothing if you try to convince them, so just let them go on with their lives.

Know Who You Are

If you know who you are, the negative comments won’t affect you. Know what your intentions are and what motivates you. By knowing this, it won’t matter what anyone else says. Those people don’t know you, so don’t let them bring you down.

Embrace Your Haters

When people disagree with you, it means you have the guts to do something that has true meaning in your life. And you can use your haters and naysayers to push yourself forward.

If you’re just starting your journey towards building your business, be ready to deal with many haters along the way. This means you’re on the right path.

Look at them as rites of passage. Know they’re there to remind you that what you’re doing is admirable. But more than anything, don’t lose focus.

Remove the Naysayers from Your Life

Naysayers are a shroud to life’s possibilities. So, spending time with them will only cloud your dreams. Remove them from your life if possible, or reduce contact with them. Whether the person is a friend, colleague, or family member, don’t spend all your time with them. Reduce the time you hang out with them.

Find socially like-minded people to hang out with instead. Sometimes it’s sad if the naysayers are your loved ones as it becomes hard to share your goals with them without being discouraged. But think of it positively. Maybe they’re discouraging you because they don’t know the larger possibilities of life.

Tune Them Out

If someone is discouraging and giving you bad advice, tune them out. Just because they have something to say doesn’t mean you have to take their advice.

As focused as you are on your goals, naysayers strongly believe in their views too. So there’s no need to seek affirmation or agreement from them about your plans.

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