Ever had that teacher, friend, partner, family member, or boss who just thought your ideas, dreams, or goals were dumb and condescendingly let you know on a daily basis through passive-aggressive comments, sneering, jokes, and eventually grew into them disagreeing with just about every single thing you do or say? You can no longer do anything right and the more they criticize you the harder it becomes to actually do anything right.
You have to be careful with this one because sometimes we ‘think’ someone is criticizing us when it’s actually just our low self-esteem or lack of confidence being manifested into a reality of our own.
But sometimes, the other person is literally just being a prick.
You’ve got to take a step back, be objective and decide whether it’s you looking at the situation wrong or do you need to make an action plan on how and when to cut this person or people out of your life. You need to surround yourself with people who believe in you, support you, and appreciate you for who you are and everything you might become. People who see the light in you and want to help kindle your spark and turn it into a fire.
Find people who influence you and inspire you to be a better person, not people who spend their time trying to tear you down so they can take the spotlight off their own shortcomings and put it on someone else in order to justify their existence and feel superior.
There is no need to waste your time on revenge, Karma will come to them eventually and if you are doing what excites you and makes you happy then you shouldn’t let anything stand in the way of that, especially not the naysayers… EVERYONE who has done something great with their lives has ended up having to deal with that field of negative people who will literally try to claw you apart and pull you back down to their level. Because they are doing NOTHING with their lives, they will never understand what you are going through, they take a backseat driver stance on your road to success. But I can promise you this, if you can make it past that field and tear yourself away from them, there is a new field that is full of people who also have dreams and goals and ideas they are passionate about, and those people don’t have time to hate or be negative, it’s a field of people who support each other, they care about your dreams and understand your struggle, they know that mistakes happen and not everything doesn’t go to plan perfectly, hardly ever. They see the future, they look down the road instead of what’s right in front of them. They don’t see you trying to make a spark and laugh or make condescending comments about how you can’t do it, or that you are stupid for trying. They come and help turn that spark into a fire.
Surround yourself with positive people and cut the losers out of your life.