“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” -Dita Von Teese
The moment you allow what someone says to you or about you to diminish your spirit, your happiness, your goals, dreams, heart, is the very moment you have given the control of your path to someone else. Don’t negotiate with people that try to belittle who you are or what you are trying to accomplish. It’s true, the more success (in any form) you have, the more people will try and tear you down. When you are accomplishing great things, be ready to be mocked, hated, misunderstood, and criticized. The worst thing you can do is hold onto their words and actions. Don’t let their words settle into your mind for too long. You will start to try and reason with their opinions.
“Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out!”- Robert Tew
A happy person that is confident in themselves doesn’t spread negativity. They don’t send hateful messages, criticize others, or gossip to make themselves feel better. But as you learn through life experiences, you can’t change situations or people. You learn the true meaning of love when unlovely people enter your path. You build character when you control how you respond. It takes no character to love lovely people. Character is built when you refuse to be prideful and let the wrong go. This takes a lifetime of practice, but start today, and let go of any negative thought.
“Promise yourself: To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.”-Christian D. Larson
Stop apologizing for being who you are. Love yourself. Make mistakes. Be too much. Be bold. Everything that happens is a part of your journey.