Haters goin' hate, hate, hate. Shake it off. Shake it off. –Taylor Swift
Haters gonna hate.
Because that's what they do.
If you allow their words to infect you, they'll never go away.
Their words will sting and paralyze you from achieving what you're destined to.
Do not let that happen.
Silence the haters and just like Taylor says, “Shake it off“.
What if I Would Have Listened?
What makes haters so dangerous is that sometimes they are hard to identify. They can be friends, family, and co-workers.
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Most of the time they don't even realize that they are being haters. They think they are just trying to help or be supportive.
Over the years I've had several haters that I considered to be very close to me. I'm thankful for all the good advice they gave me, but at the end of the day I had to do what was best for me.
If I would have listened to the haters in my life then here's a few things that wouldn't have happened:
- I never would have wrote a book.
- I wouldn't have started this blog.
- I wouldn't have graduated from basic training.
- I wouldn't have started my own financial planning firm.
And on, and on, and on.
Instead of letting these haters prevent me from doing what I know I was capable of, I used their hate as motivation to go out and prove them wrong.
And the results have been glorious. 🙂
It's Your Dream
If you find yourself in a situation where a hater doesn't agree with you respond with, “You might be right. But I need to find that out on my own”.
It depends on the relationship of the person who is saying it to you, but always remember, it's YOUR dream, not theirs. Some people will never understand your dream.
Don't let them have a say in it.