Nobody on this earth has a right to judge somebody else on their present situations, because what you are today is a product of your PAST decisions. Where you are today, is not where you have to be tomorrow. The future you is a product of your thoughts and the decisions you make NOW, so it is vital that you stop allowing negativity and criticism to hold you back.
First of all, what is happening in a situation where somebody is giving you an opinion, where they are telling you that you are wrong for making a certain decision, and trying to force you to change from your current path? While ALL of their energy and focus is being used to bring you down, your focus is on yourself. Your focus SHOULD be on making your dreams a reality, and not wavering every time somebody tells you to change.
Differentiating between Hard love and Criticism
I am sure all of you had at least one person say that you couldn’t get/do something because you are not ‘capable’ or ‘worthy’ of it, whose words put you in a state of mind where you questioned your own decisions. Not only that, but I am sure that you also had somebody recommend you make a change for the better, which you mistakenly took for an insult. I am writing this to help you understand why positivity is always the answer, and why you shouldn’t listen to ANYBODY else’s opinions, except those of people with credibility, that give you HARD LOVE, not CRITICISM. But, when somebody gives you ADVICE to improve, and not just negative comments, pay attention. There is always something to learn by considering feedback like this, but make sure the final decision is made by YOU. Opinions are the cheapest commodity in our society today.
Why to Avoid Negativity
Most humans today LOVE to tell others that they can’t make their dreams a reality, just because they can’t do it themselves. They are scared not of you failing, but of you succeeding. WHAT IF you succeed? They think it would make them look foolish for believing otherwise. Avoid people like this, because even though it may not be their intention, they are holding you back. Your focus should be on YOU and making YOUR dreams a reality.
It has already been proven that a positive thought is a hundred times more powerful than a negative one, so there is no question about it being the better choice.
Channeling out Negativity
But what about when you are overwhelmed with negativity? When the damage has already been done? Simple. Understand that is a part of your journey to success. It is this pain threshold that separates the winners from the losers, and the champions from the winners. There would be nothing great about making your dream a reality, if it was easy. No rest or reward means as much as that which is earned through sacrifice and dedication. You party today, but what are you celebrating? Put down the alcohol and weed for awhile, and take charge of your life first.
In order to become the man/women of your dreams, you MUST be willing to give up the person you are today. You will have to sacrifice it all in the name of your dream, but always remember that it will pay off. Every hour of sleep you lose today will give you the ability to wake up after you are done sleeping in the future. Every friend you alienate today will come back, and you will make even more genuine ones.
Every painful rep you pump out, and every extra mile you run today, will push you one step closer to making your dreams a reality. NEVER give up, because it is the only way to truly fail.
If you stay focused and keep moving forward, you will eventually become a legend. That power is not just in some of us, but in all of us. So don’t ever let negativity and criticism hold you back, and always keep looking for new ways to attain better results. They are ALWAYS there. Have faith in yourself, and you will make your dreams a reality. You can do it. You don’t have to see the whole path, just take one step after another, and you will eventually get there. So get started. Now. Just do it.