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Here’s a hard truth to swallow: No matter what you do or do not do, someone will always criticize you. Or worse, someone may even hate you for what you choose to do.
Whether you’re starting a new business, creating a new healthy habit, starting a family, or building your dream home, you may encounter obstacles purposefully presented by others. These obstacles can come in the form of hate, indifference, lack of support and/or criticism.
This can upset you to your very core; it can rattle your ambition, leaving you second-guessing yourself and it can even illicit an angry reaction. But I am pleading with you and telling you right now, that people who want to bring you down when you’re on the path to creating something great in your life are NOT worth it.
Instead, let the hate, indifference, and criticism fuel you. Let it light a fire in your soul and fuel your tank as you pursue your path and achieve the success you desire in life.
I know from firsthand experience that when you do something unconventional or go against the “norm”, various reactions will come your way, many of which are not positive. Some reactions are pure hate directed right your way.
Instead of succumbing to negativity, let it motivate you. Be the best version of yourself and rise above hate. Be an example of a person that does NOT engage or perpetuate hate in this world.
It’s easier said than done, trust me. I know from firsthand and recent experiences. Be mindful and use any negative energy as an affirmation and confirmation that you are on the right path.
Often, when people hate what you’re doing or criticize you for pursuing your dreams, it is a reflection of the lack in their own life. Again, let this hate fuel you. Let the criticism, negativity, and indifference represent THEM.
So how do you rise above hate and use it to fuel your own fire for success?
Rise Above Hate In The Following Ways:
1) Let Hate Emotionally Charge You
When we are on the short end of receiving harsh criticism, it can make you feel small, weak, and question you own choices in life. Turn that around! Let the negative responses emotionally charge you.
As mentioned: No matter what you do and do not do, someone will always criticize you. So, do what you’re going to do no matter what other people will say.
If anything, rise above hate and use the energy from “haters” to help you build a thick skin. Not to prove them wrong, but to keep the distraction of outsiders out of your mind. NO ONE has the right to walk their dirty feet through you and poison your dreams of success.
2) Hate Can Motivate You To Clearly Define and Redefine What You Want
Haters will use their energy to manipulate you to be ordinary. Let this fuel your passion to be successful, to be uniquely you, and to achieve your dreams. But in order to be successful, you must do ONE thing and do it often: Get clear on what you want and why.
When you become crystal clear on what you want and why you want it, nothing can shake you. You need not explain your dreams and ambitions to the world. Instead, show them.
Clarity above all else is your foundation and best defense against hate, indifference, and harsh criticism. When you’re not clear on what you want and why, your haters will have a way to crack your foundation for success.
Lay your foundation down thick and sturdy with a clear vision. Revisit and redefine your vision often. Revisit your goals every week, read them every morning, and know when the going gets tough, the best thing you can do is to rise above hate and be clear.
3) Let Hate Humble You
Hate is ugly. Negativity is contagious.
Be the catalyst to change and rise above hate. In the face of negativity, especially when it is aimed directly at you, let your higher-self walk with utter humbleness. Know this is part of the process; this too shall pass and when it does, you will be better for it.
If you should become uncertain, the best reaction is NO reaction. Do not let your emotions overwhelm you. Instead, believe that this is an obstacle that will make you stronger and more resilient for the future.
There is always a lesson to be learned no matter the situation. When you’re standing face to face with hate, ask yourself: What is the lesson here? What can I learn right now?
If you’re still unsure how to rise above hate, think of it this way:
Most people who perpetuate hate will most likely never achieve the type of success you’re aiming for. Why? It’s simple. When you’re consumed with hate, it is impossible to do great things in life. When you spread hate, you waste energy, precious time, and are not the type of person to help others out.
It’s important to acknowledge that hate does hurt. Being at the receiving end of it hurts, no doubt. But I want you to stand up tall, thump your chest like a crazy person, and roar as loud as possible. Hate is something that comes and goes. You will always be better off without it.
When you journey down the path to success, you will encounter hate, indifference, and criticism. Take it as a compliment. You have enough originality to illicit this reaction. You are unique, you are real, you are willing to be different and march to the beat of your own drum.
Let hate fuel you. Let it light a fire in your soul that becomes so fierce that your flame can be seen for miles. Hate is a tool you can use to practice the art of being your highest self in the face of adversity.
Rise above hate – use your haters instead.