Use Haters As Fuel
We don't pay attention to the things that we hate. Think about that. Do you watch shows that you hate? Do you follow pages that you hate? No. A hater is often just jealous. Empathize with the hater for a minute. Comparing our lives will never help us build the life that we want, it will only keep us from building the future that we deserve. When they drop the comparison and live in their own life, they will find in conversation with others that their life has much more to offer than they thought because they were distracted by the allure of another person's journey. Your perspective is the only one of its kind. Comparison is a race you will never win. We live in a culture that promotes only the most curated forms of people's lives through social media and it never shows the struggles of that person. It's all an illusion because even those you compare to have issues and comparisons. They too are looking for the next best thing, the newest thing, the prettiest thing, or the trendiest thing. That is just how we are wired.
We all do this. We all compare, become jealous, and degrade the legitimacy of someone's success, possessions, or status to make ourselves feel okay. Jealousy is a disease. There will always be jealous people who hate your happiness because of their own issues. Once you realize this is true, haters hold no power over you any longer.
We must start to celebrate the successes of others. When someone is doing well with finances, celebrate their successes and learn from them. Ask them what you can learn from them to achieve what you feel like you are missing. If someone else's downfall is how you build your self-esteem, you are a weak-minded individual, and you are better than that! Haters are only confused supporters.
Sometimes those closest to you are the biggest haters because when you do something with your life, it reminds those in the same environment as you that they have no excuse. If you can do it, so can they, and maybe they aren't ready to face that. Ultimately, their hate can't stop you unless you let it. You have to rephrase it in your mind and use it to grow. They are going to do what they are going to do no matter what.
Once you understand this, you become unstoppable.
As soon as you give them what they want, they will gain confidence, and it will perpetuate their attitude. You have to live above it and understand that this is more about them than you. Nothing they do can slow you down unless you give it permission to slow you down. This is how you can protect your peace as you grow and people start to take notice. You got this.
It all starts with you.