Thursday, October 05, 2006

Love the haters

Over the years, I've accumulated a nice collection of hate mail.

I know. Who sends hate mail to a guy trying to make the world friendlier?

Anyway, all of the hate mail I've received over the years has taught me a valuable lesson: in the process of making a name for yourself, you will encounter people who will not want you to succeed.

I say, screw those people.

They are jealous.
They are not making a name for themselves.
They have no parade of their own so they’re raining on yours.
They are too weak to follow their own dreams so they have to discourage yours.

They are haters. And they serve no purpose other than to:

1) Bring you down, or
2) Fuel your own self-belief

So, the choice is yours: get pissed or start laughing.

My advice? Just remember what Steven Pressfield wrote in The War of Art: “When we begin to see people livinge their authentic lives, it drives us crazy because we know we're not living own.”

LET ME SUGGEST THIS...
How do you deal with the haters?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That Guy with the Nametag
www.hellomynameisscott.com

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