Haters Don't Matter
I want to start by bringing some context into this particular situation. I am not saying that feeling hurt is wrong. I am not saying that being scared is wrong. I am not saying you shouldn't feel bad sometimes. I know there are some serious and real situations out there that can take you down for a while, and sometimes you just need time to heal. I get that. I acknowledge that it is real and that this message is not meant for those situations. This message is meant for the person who is full of positivity. The person who is full of talent. The person who is full of creativity and potential, but they are choosing to hold on to the hurt of the past and remain in their pain instead of moving forward to create happiness for themselves and the people around them. These people are choosing to have their voice silenced. They are choosing to allow the judgments to stop them in their tracks towards progress and moving on. That is who this message is for.
If you are staying in the pain of your past, you are doing a disservice to yourself and the people in your life that need you. You are allowing people that don't matter to your life to control your life. You have got to break out of that for your own sake. For me, this is why I have gotten to the point where I don't respond to those people who are hating on me. I don't respond to people who don't matter to me or impact my life in the grand scheme of things who are trying to bring me down. Sometimes I find it funny, to be honest, but most of the time I just feel sorry for those people.
The thing about haters is they are usually just projecting their own insecurities onto other people who they see that are doing well. When they see you doing something that counts as progress or advancement in your career or social life then they feel bad. They feel bad because your success reminds them of every time that they didn't do something good for themselves. Your success reminds them of who they aren't and who they are still choosing not to be. So instead of working hard to be better they try to tear you down so you will feel embarrassed and come back down to their level. The problem is that a lot of us fall for it. A lot of us do become embarrassed and we do stop in our tracks towards progress. Well that's a shame. If anything you should take pity on the haters. Stop allowing them to control who you become and start seeing them for who they really are. Stop allowing external forces to keep you from becoming who you need to be. Let the haters go and start moving on from your past.
It all starts with you.