Many of you are struggling with the crippling effects of criticism, judgment, and jealousy.
Often the people handing out the hurtful comments are those closest to you. The people that should be supporting you and lifting you higher are often the ones that tear you down the fastest.
Why do they do this?
It’s because your growth and evolution have the opposite effect on them. It brings out insecurities and their personal feelings of self-doubt, and the only way they can handle your new found growth is to try and tear you back down to their level.
Unfortunately, it’s much easier for them to tear you down than it is for them to grow to your level.
So what are you supposed to do? How are you expected to handle this crap?
When this happens to me, I always come back to this speech by Theodore Roosevelt – The Man in the Arena:
“It’s not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…
Just in case you didn’t pick up what I’m putting down, YOU are the one in the arena.
Read the full speech in the picture. It’s worth keeping a copy of this close by for revisiting during times of need.
Keep fighting the good fight my friends.
Make today GREAT!