Naysayers will always be there in life. Some people will celebrate your ambitions and achievements while other will doubt your success and strive to pull you down making you think less of yourself and what you can do.
You can decide to heed their skepticism or ignore and walk around not minding them. Life has two sides that are opposites, and each plays a role in ensuring there is a balance. As such, good times will be there and it is wise to embrace them with the bad. Similarly, people will support and encourage, and they can turn around and start to judge and criticize becoming a discouragement. Here are five motivational things to remember when people cast doubts about your ambitions or success:
1. Put On Your Game Face
Never allow yourself to go down without a fight. Self-confidence is paramount, and you should always have and maintain this from the very start. Accept that the journey is not going to be easy and be ready to address every challenge you will encounter along the way, include the naysayers. Look at the “man in the mirror” talk to him and let him be your confidant rather than your worst critic. Believe in yourself, your abilities because you are the only one how can hold you back.
2. Shake Off The Critics
As mentioned earlier, life will always have critics and haters. Let the haters keep on hating, but stand proud of who you are and your accomplishments – big or small. Remain resolute and confident with a positive attitude that sees the many times you will slip and fall as stepping stones to greater things. Be thankful for the skeptics and naysayers and strive to remain humble in your endeavors. Pay no heed to the haters when they point out your failures; learn from your mistakes using them to strengthen and better yourself. Above all, avoid becoming complacent with your little success along the way.
3. Give Them A Reason To Believe
When faced with people that judge, discourage, and criticize your efforts casting doubt your success, the only remedy is to make them believe. Do not waste your time talking big, put your words into action; show them you have in you’re the makings of an achiever.
4. Work Harder
Establish and keep to your work ethics. You should set your eyes on the prize and be ready to go the distance, and this means knowing the steps you will take to reach your goals. Know what it is you want and strive to achieve it working not only harder but smarter too as you get rid of distractions that may hold you back.
5. Surround Yourself With Positive People
Negativity only breeds negativity. What you do or hear can quickly become a habit. Associate yourself with people that are hardworking, ambitious and optimistic about life, and you will have the same qualities in you. Surrounding yourself with too much negativity will cloud your outlook on what you wish to achieve in life. Yes, the haters and critics will always be there but try as much as you can to stay away from them.
Adam Christing is a popular Event MC and Funny Motivational Speaker. He is the author of Your Life is a Joke: 12 Ways to Go from Ha Ha to AHA! (For more information go to AdamChristing.com)