“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” -Aristotle
Stop caring about what other people think about you!
I’m going to be completely honest now, without a doubt, there is always going to be someone who has something negative to say, and odds are it’s going to ruin your day and knock your confidence and self belief.
Especially within the ‘fitness industry, a lot of your life, and maybe even your work is on social media for the world to see and judge you by. But also even in you live and work in a private environment where only your family, friends and workout colleagues surround you. There will be that one comment or remark from someone that makes you feel self conscious and like all your work you’ve done is pointless.
How do we deal with this?
You can decide to let it go, and ignore it, showing that you’re the bigger person and haven’t got time for negativity in your life. On the other side you can question the or so-called ‘fight’ back. They have no reason or right to affect your day. When I say ‘fight’ I don’t mean become aggressive and angry, but just question them, because if something is so offensive to you, you have the right to stand up for yourself and tell them how you feel, and also ask them why they feel the need to be negative. On the other hand, personally l wouldn’t even give that person the satisfaction. They are probably trying to get a reaction out of you, because in their way of thinking they want the attention it will bring to them. Pretty sad right?
In my Personal opinion, I think that if you are trying to do something good in the world, whether that be providing information for people to use, or spreading positivity you are doing something admirable, and its also very brave posting things on social media with your personal opinion because its open for everyone to see. So in all honesty who cares what anyone thinking’s or has to say about you?
When it comes to me, I can just shrug it off, because I know I’m trying to do something good, and the people who ‘hate’ don’t understand. I wasn’t always like this though, I use to be a really self-conscious. Then one day I came across self-improvement books and these really helped me, specially The Power of not caring.
If at the moment you can’t stop yourself caring and getting upset, and it does bother you when you post a picture on Instagram or upload a video to YouTube with good intentions to help someone people, whether that is teaching them or for entertainment purposes, and you get the one person who feels the need to make a comment like ‘you don’t know what you’re talking about’, or ‘your boring’.
Yes, there is freedom of speech and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but what about being positive, or if not just mind your own business?
Let people think what they want, because your something much more bigger, and you’re heading for great things. People who are negative for no absolute reason, don’t get anywhere in life, that’s why they try to bring people down, so they have someone to sit with at the bottom, while you’re climbing to the top!
If you share part of your life on the internet, whether that be, a small part of your life, or maybe even your whole business, you should be proud of yourself because it takes balls!
People who choose to share their lives and their work with you on the Internet do so for good reason. Most people on social media and the internet are there to try to help, weather that’s to educate, entertain, or perhaps trying to make a living.
Whatever the reason, remember we are all human, we all have feelings. So try to be positive and spread happy messages and vibes.
Don’t be afraid to say you care, because remember, we are all human.
Lets make the world a better place!
Thank you for reading, I hope it was informative.