There are some people in this world that get so hung up on what other people are doing, how they dress and what they eat for breakfast that you would think they should be arrested for stalking.
Isn’t it strange how those are the people who aren’t going very far themselves or are living a life that is rather empty. They aren’t hungry. They are just getting by and probably complaining while doing so.
Why should their opinion matter? If you’re going anywhere, you must remove their depressing outlook on life from your viewpoint and do so quickly.
To do great things, you can’t be just like the rest of ‘em, darling. You’ve got to act, think and be different than the majority. Yes, you’ll undoubtedly face questioning from others that simply don’t get you. And you have to be okay with that.
You have to get to a point where their opinion of what you’re doing simply doesn’t matter.
You just don’t give a damn, because you know that their negative spin pales in comparison to your mission in life.
When you’re truly hungry, you’re laser-focused on what it is that you’re after.
You’re on a mission that doesn’t include taking a pitstop to hear more of their nonsense. Whether it be gossip, uninformed opinions or anything that pulls you away from your dream, don’t you dare entertain that kind of BS.
The rules are the same: If you’re holding me back from my vision and what matters to me, see you later/never.
Show no mercy. Show no mercy to those who only pull you back from what lights your soul on fire.
Often, the opinions of people closest to us are the ones that are holding us back. We get comfortable in thinking the same way as they do, because it’s convenient. It’s a hell of a lot easier to agree with your community than it is to disagree.
But, I argue that you must draw the line, once and for all, for what matters to you and who you’re becoming. While you may think that people like that are being there for you, they’re actually talking you out of your dreams, because they never had the guts to go for theirs.
You’ve got to keep moving without them, no matter how much you think they mean to you.
If you’re not satisfied with where you’re at in life, take a step back and ask yourself, “Do I care too much about what the people around me think and not enough about what truly matters?”