That’s what we all need to do, right?
No one understands what you’re all about.
No one knows what you did.
No one knows where you came from.
How you made it.
Who. You. Are.
They’re just hating.
At least that’s what we keep telling ourselves.
But it’s a big fat lie.
The fact is that there are LOTS of haters out there.
They want you to fail because they didn’t make it. They want you to fail because they didn’t think of it. They want you to fail because then they don’t have to try.
That’s all totally possible.
But here’s what else is possible.
It’s possible that people actually care about you. They want you to succeed. They love you. They might love you more than anyone else on the planet.
And the reason they’re telling you that your idea sucks, that you’ll fail miserably and then you’ll end up penniless and broken as a human is because…you will fail miserably and end up penniless and broken as a human.
I don’t ignore that haters.
I want to.
It’s much easier.
It hurts. A lot.
When someone tells you that your idea sucks or that your plan sucks or that you, personally, suck, that’s a little hard to hear.
But when the people that know me, and know what I’m capable of, and know what I want to achieve, tell me that my idea sucks, I listen.
You do not have to agree.
And if you do agree, don’t agree too easily. If you give up too easily, then it probably means that it was a bad idea in the first place and you really didn’t care that much about it.
There’s this trick. I called it the Wendy’s trick.
Let’s say you and your friends wants to go grab something to eat. Pick 3 places. Then choose 2 of those places. Then flip a coin.
If the coin comes up and says heads, and that means that you’re going to Wendy’s, say it out loud.
“We’re going to Wendy’s.”
You will IMMEDIATELY know whether or not that’s where you actually want to go. The trick is to then say, “to hell with the coin toss, I’m going where I actually want to go.”
If you can’t figure out to do one thing or another. Pivot or stay the course.
Flip a coin and then do whatever the hell you want.