“Let your haters be your motivators” is a very common phrase and theme in today’s culture. A hater is someone who is envious of someone else’s success, drive and/or ambition; driven by jealousy, they attempt to tear down, destroy or cast an aspersion on the other person’s success.
In my humble opinion, I believe that we give too much credit to our haters. Anyone who is focused enough to strive for their own personal greatness shouldn’t take time out of their day to consider, talk about or even acknowledge individuals that don’t celebrate their accomplishments or their existence.
Recently, President Barack Obama was asked repeatedly in an interview with Barbara Walters if Sarah Palin competed against him in the next election, did he think that she would win. After delivering a very politically correct answer, Barbara Walters continued to press the issue and President Obama finally stated: “I don’t think about Sarah Palin.” Now to me, that was priceless. The President is trying to run the free world, and the last thing that he needs to be concerned about is someone who is bitter that he won and she didn’t.
I believe we should all take a lesson from President Obama and stay focused on the task at hand. A hater puts me in the mindset of a gnat. Something that is an unnecessary irritation that serves no necessary purpose. Don’t allow your haters to distract you. Put them in their proper place and keep forging ahead. I have always been taught to go where you are celebrated and not where you are tolerated. I think that is excellent advice to follow.
As always, I wish you much success in every endeavor!
Written by: Judi Mason for Elev8
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