Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Don’t Let Other People’s Negativity Stop Your Productivity
I think we have to learn to differentiate “hate” versus “lack of faith” when it comes to other people’s opinions about us. Some people may bad mouth you out of hate. They could be “hating” on you because they are envious or jealous of what you are doing or trying to do. Then others may not be supportive because of their lack of faith not only in themselves, but also in others.
Let’s start with the lack of faith people. Some people may not believe in your mission because of your past, your upbringing or maybe because they have tried what you are currently doing and failed at it! A particular song that comes to mind when I think of this kind of person is Marvin Sapp’s “The Best in Me”. He sings how when everyone else around him saw the worst in him God saw the best in him. Hence, always believe in yourself and don’t let others sway you or deter you from accomplishing your goals.
Now let’s talk about the “Haters”. This is an amusing bunch. When you have people talking itsh about you most of the time it’s because they are hating, period! Mad because they are not getting the shine. Feeling small because they don’t have the guts to do what you are doing. Jealous because they want to be in your shoes! The best way to overcome this negativity and focus on your productivity is by letting this be the fuel that keeps your fire going. I’ll go back to my Kat Williams saying, “If you have 5 people hating on you in the Spring then it’s your job to have 15 by the ending of the Summer!” Shake it off and keep it moving.
It’s funny when the haters try to tear you apart by saying negative things about you. When men hate on other men (which I find very “How You Doin” in my Wendy Williams voice) it’s usually something about his personal attire, looks or woman. When women hate on other women it is almost always, always about her personal appearance. Women love to tear other women apart and when they do they go straight for the personal appearance whether it’s her hair, clothes and yes, can’t forget the shoes!
The biggest motivation is to surround yourself with people who share the same goals, desires and dreams as you. If you surround yourself with positive people the probability of having a positive outcome is more likely. As I say, let the Haters hate and let their negativity encourage your productivity!
I’m just saying..
C Double R!
Posted by C Double R at 4:03 PM