And those people were the “haters.” I think so often times we get caught up in our “haters” bringing us down, that we let people deter us from our dream. When I refer to “haters” I mean the people that were jealous of you, who talked down to you, and tried to stop you along the way of your journey. For myself, whenever I encountered them it did not want to make me quit, but it only wanted to make me push harder. I wanted to show them, that if I wanted to do something no matter what they did, what they said, or how they tried to stop me; they would not have any affect on me or what I was trying to do. The best way that I know how to do that, was to work harder and succeed.
As I was completing my book Waiting for a Man After God’s Own Heart. I came to the acknowledgment section of my book.
I thought to myself “who is it that I can thank the most that push me to finish my book,” which had been a long term goal for me. After giving Thanks to God, it became very clear to be the various people that helped me want to finish my book and pursue my aspirations and dreams.
I hate when I hear or see people give up for the simple that their “dream” was not handed to them on a silver platter. So many of us, allow people to talk down to us and make us think that we cannot do something, after we had already made up in our minds we could.
If someone tells you that you cannot do or be what you want. That does not mean give up. That means use their negative words as your strength, prove them wrong, and succeed anyway. After all, if you give up on your dream then that would only mean that you were proving them right. Therefore, I encourage you to look at having “haters” in a different way. Having haters does not mean that you will not succeed, it does mean that you are not good enough, it only means that you are doing your job right.
If other people did not feel intimidated by you or threatened by what you were doing, Then they would not care to say anything to you. The fact that they want to hate and tear you down, only means you are doing you are doing something that causes for their attention. When no one cares or is worried about what you are doing, then you should be worried. As an example is that the most influential people in the world today, have people that talk about them daily.
I have come to learn, that when you reach the level of success you desire, people are only going to come at you harder. Therefore, to have haters on the minor level, only means that you are preparing to have them on a bigger level. So do not let the haters be your discouragers. Let them be your motivation to succeed. Just to give you an idea of a note to my “haters.” I will give you an excerpt from my acknowledgment in my book.
“Last, but certainly not least. I would like to thank the haters, people who did me wrong, and those who never thought I would amount to anything. It is through their negative energy and words that made me want to push harder and make liars out of them. If God told me to do something, what makes anyone think they can stand in my way. I thank those who did not believe, because it helped me show them that with the power of God, all things are possible.”
In closing I say this. Let your hater be your motivators, who cares what they think. Keep going. Its not like they like you anyway. The biggest revenge that you have against them, is to prove them wrong.
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