Take inventory of everyone betting against you.
Soak it in.
Feel it deep.
…but don’t say anything.
Let it make you angry.
Use their words as fuel.
Use that energy and take productive steps toward where you are trying to go.
These people who doubt you and discourage you are the most valuable teachers along the journey.
These people will teach you perseverance.
They will teach you self-belief.
They will teach you strength.
They will teach you patience.
They will teach you how to endure.
They will teach you what to worry about and what not to worry about…
…but that lesson comes last.
In the meantime…
There are only two choices when it comes to haters along your path:
1. You can either take their words as truth and give them power over your life and dreams...
2. You can take their words and shove them down their fucking throats after you've done everything they said you couldn't.
With a smile.
I know my choice.