Lets say that there’s a girl, curvier than the average, eating lunch in the cafeteria. If she’s eating a cheeseburger, most people automatically think, “That girl needs to eat a salad instead”. What if she was eating a salad instead of a cheeseburger? Most people would then automatically think, “Oh wow, is she trying to lose weight? Is she on a diet?”. Either way, this hypothetical girl is judged negatively. The point of me bringing up this scenario is that, no matter what you do, you will always have people criticizing you.
How do you avoid this? Don’t. You can’t. You just have to embrace their criticism. Lend your ear to what they have to say, and make yourself better. Prove them wrong in every single way. Let them motivate you.
As soon as you’re about to give up, think of them. I guarantee you’ll finish every mile, push up, rep, and crunch stronger.
You just have to remember, what they say about you–tells more about their character than yours. Don’t give them the satisfaction.
After all, even the greatest poet and writer of all time, William Shakespeare, has his critiques–lots of them too.
This includes the well known poet, T.S. Eliot, as well as Goethe, Coleridge, and many others. They all make claims that he’s unoriginal, not expressive enough, unable to express emotions, etc. What’s funny is that Shakespeare is the greatest man in literature of all times. This goes to show that you’re not doing it right unless you have people talking about you. The amount of haters you have is directly related to the success you have obtained.
-Minh Thu Le P. 6