Tip #1: Stop Trying To Please Other People. Figure Out What Makes You Happy And DO IT. It’s That Simple.
It’s not selfish to make your happiness your top priority. It’s never selfish to put your happiness first. You only get one opportunity at life. So don’t waste your life going out of your way to please others.
Figure out what makes you happy and DO IT. It’s that simple.
The only person in the world who can make your happiness, your success, your greatness, your dreams, your goals, and your visions reality is YOU. If you want to be great, it’s on YOU to make it happen.
If you want to be great, you have to make your happiness and your success your top priority. You have to put yourself first.
So don’t worry about what other people think. Step up and make your greatness a reality.
You only get one chance at life. Don’t waste your life trying to please other people.
Tip # 2: Keep In Mind That Your Haters Are Going To Be Your Biggest Fans After You Become Successful
You have to keep in mind that there is a difference between someone doubting that you can succeed and wanting to see you fail. Very rarely does anybody want to see you fail.
The world respects, congratulates, and admires success because success makes a positive impact on the community. When you succeed with your getting your business off the ground, publishing your book, setting up your blog, becoming the top-seller in your sales department, or becoming a member of congress, your success is going to make a positive effect on everybody around you.
Success inspires people. It motivates them to be better. And it helps the economy.
So keep in mind that none of your haters actually want to see you fail. They might not see your vision. And they might not believe that you have it in you to succeed. But they don’t want to see you fail.
Your success is going to make a positive impact on all of the people around you, including your haters. When your ten thousand hours are over and your vision is reality, those haters are going to respect, admire, and congratulate you. They’ll be your biggest fans.
Tip # 3: Keep In Mind That You’re Biggest Hater Is Always YOURSELF.
You also have to remember that no matter how many people seem to be rooting against you—no matter how many people are pushing negativity your way—your biggest hater is always YOURSELF.
It might seem like everyone is against you. It might seem like everyone wants to see you fail. But you have to keep in mind that most of that doubt, fear, and negativity is coming from your own mind.
A lot of the time, the negativity you seem to be feeling from other people is all in your head. Most of the doubt, fear, and negativity that is holding you back from greatness is all in your mind. Your biggest hater—the one person that has the most power to hold you back from your happiness and success—is YOURSELF.
The good news is no matter how doubtful you feel, you always have a choice to fight those self-limiting fears and negativity by thinking positive. Write down all of your deepest desires and visualize. Close your mind to negativity and surround yourself with positive people and positive content. Soak in any motivational, inspirational, and positivity audio or video you can find on a daily or weekly basis. And meditate.
Tip # 4: Meditate.
In my second blog post (“5 Reasons Why Daily Meditation Is Going To Save The World”), I praised daily meditation as a secret for wiping away feelings of toxic anxiety, stress, negativity, and irritability and bringing yourself back to a constant feeling of peace—a habit that recharges, resets, and reboots your mind.
One of the best benefits of meditation is wiping away those limiting doubts, fears, stress, and negativity you may be feeling internally or feeling from other people. It’s a simple and powerful secret for ignoring your haters.
Meditate twice a day. Recharge your mind. Bring yourself back to that feeling of peace of mind, tranquility, and composure. After twenty minutes of meditation, you wont even remember what was bothering you. And your haters won’t be able to faze you.
Tip # 5: Smile. Listen. Nod. Agree. And Then Do What You Were Going To Do In The First Place!
My last piece of advice for ignoring your haters is to do what the title of this article says: IGNORE THEM.
Don’t ask permission to do what makes you happy, follow your dreams, live your purpose, or go after your goals. Just DO IT.
And if you ever find yourself in a conversation with someone who wants to push their doubts, fears, and negativity on you, do what I’ve always done: Smile. Listen. Nod. Agree. And Then Do What You Were Going To Do In The First Place!