When I was young, I listened to those people and worked hard to prove them wrong, to succeed despite the naysaying and mean wishes. As I grew older, I learned to ignore the naysayers. I learned that when people try to rain on my parade, I move my parade. In other words, when I encounter naysayers I literally tell them to shut up and stay out of my dreams and out of my business. I put people out of my life who try to make me feel bad about myself. There are friends and family members who used to be in my life who are now dead to me. I don’t miss the loss and I do not feel bad about it. My life is better and richer when I don’t have to worry that those who are supposed to care are going to hurt me.
Look at your life. Divide those you interact with into two groups: naysayers and others. When the naysayers start trying to put salt in the game aka crush your dreams and spirit tell them “shut up.” Do not worry about being rude. After all, those people don’t mind being rude and trying to destroy you! Tell the naysayers to keep your name and dreams out of their mouths. If they cannot shut up and cannot keep their poison to themselves, put them out of your life. It may be hard to do and it may be painful at first, but do it! Take it from me, you will be better for it!
It is terrific to realize that you can control the naysayers in your life by telling them to shut up! So, the question for you this terrific day is, when are you going to stop listening to the naysayers and start listening to yourself?