Haters will broadcast your failure, but whisper your success.
— Will Smith (@WilII_Smith) September 17, 2012
There is truth in the saying if you’re in the middle then you’re just boring, neither here nor there. As I’ve grown and gained confidence in my understanding I’ve automatically ventured forth and shared my view on things. I’ve been hated much more than I’ve been loved and you know what I’m fine with that.
I like those who like me….
Think about it:
- If you’re popular you are doing something very wrong and that’s just being liked for the wrong reasons. You’re being what people want you to be. Politicians are masters of the art.
- Every great man or woman has been hated and not just by one person but by many others. They’ve been belittled, ostracized disrespected and abused both in public and private.
I have a strong sense that people wish they could be more like me, that they wish they had the guts to take a stand and express their real selves—yet they’ll will never own up to it. Understand that it’s in a haters blood to hate. It’s not that they hate you, but rather they hate themselves or hate others who have. The distaste a he/she has for you will only grow over time if you continue to suceed, so push forward.
If you’ve spent most of your life living in the boring middle ground try being hated for a change. Try voicing your opinion, taking a stand in what you believe in; there are countless situations in which you can apply this approach.
Mediocrity is boring.
You might not be liked but you’re sure to be respected.