I have had plenty of people tell me I can’t do this or I can’t do that. The thing is, I listened to them! I have vowed to never let anyone tell me that I can’t do something I deeply desire to do or accomplish.
I must say I have had my share of failures. This was primarily due to my wanting to “prove” the nay-sayers wrong and I kept pursuing something that I really didn’t have my heart in or I knew deep down I wasn’t passionate about what I was doing. I literally continued to waste time on a nonsense venture JUST BECAUSE people around me said I couldn’t do it.
So take it from me, you should really evaluate why you are pursuing something. Is it because you genuinely love what you do, or you want to prove someone wrong?
I have had a habit of mistaking criticism for not believing in me.
Apparently there’s a delicate balance one needs to learn. I personally think it has a lot to do with pride and I was born with a lot of it. I am hard headed and don’t like being wrong. I go to great lengths to prove a person wrong and that I were right. I think it’s a great quality, and also a quality that could hurt me if I don’t control it.
So the point is, I have learned to take criticism and really analyze “is this person trying to help me, or are they just being a hater?”
In saying all that, in the end, I am glad that my entrepreneurial spirit was instilled in me as a young girl from my father, and my grandfather. Once I found my niche, and what I loved to do, I have been unstoppable. I welcome the haters. I have love for both my loves and the haters…you all keep me going. Both an amazing motivation. And it’s not about any amount of money, I have found something that has allowed me to channel my fire and my passion and focus that energy to develop something great. Even if it’s great in my eyes and no one else’s, it’s still great!