Don’t Let the Haters Keep You from Pursuing Your Dreams

“People will judge you no matter what you do, so you might as well do whatever the fuck you want to.”

I don’t know where that quote came from, but I love it.

I see it all the time…

People not doing their thing for fear of being criticized. Especially, when it comes to putting themselves out there.

That’s why most people never pursue the life of their dreams...

Most people are way too scared of being judged. They live their lives according to other people’s expectations.

I used to feel that way too. And actually still do sometimes. It’s not a rational decision. Fear based decisions rarely are.

I work hard to overcome it, but it’s definitely not easy…

There are haters everywhere. Especially, online. It’s like the shield of sitting behind a computer screen makes people say things they would never say to your face.

We see other people being judged and it makes us hesitate when trying to go outside of what society expects.

We can try our best to avoid the negativity, but in reality, it’s just not possible…

For example, I was on Facebook yesterday and read a post by a popular social media marketing expert.

It was essentially a rant disguised as advice. He basically said that he was unfollowing people on snapchat because they weren’t delivering enough “value”.

And he went on to advise people not to post on Snapchat unless they had something interesting going on…

I hate this type of “advice” because it’s extremely discouraging.

Somebody will undoubtedly pull this advice out of their memory banks right before they publish, and then decide to not pull the trigger.

I’d like to counter that advice with “post whatever the hell you want.”

Then, take the feedback you receive, run it through your mental filter, and then apply the knowledge when creating future posts.

The key is to just put it out there…

And keep doing it. You’ll eventually grow immune to the criticism. You’ll learn to laugh about it instead of dwelling on it.

The first few are hard. You’ll want to defend yourself. And you’ll get upset. But eventually you’ll learn to ignore it.

Here’s another example…

I sent out an email to the MarketHub list the other day, letting them know about my post: The “Real” Key to Success (It’s Not What You Think).

And this is a reply I got “Really? The “REAL” KEY? Unbelievable”.

It’s funny because it still stings. Just a little though. And just for a few minutes. And then I’m back at it…

Because I got a lot of positive response to that post. And I know I can help a lot of people…

And you can help a lot of people too…

If fear of the haters is holding you back, I urge you to please try your best to overcome it…

Just make the commitment…

Publishing is a great way to start. It forces you to “put yourself out there”.

I’ve been doing this 30 day content challenge and it’s been huge in keeping me going. Please join me…

If all it does is finally get you to overcome your fear of criticism, won’t it be worth it?

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