“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.” – André Gide
When you’re living “out of the box”, there will be many people who think it isn’t possible, many people who think that you’re being silly, many people who want to explain to you that it’s easier doing the ‘normal’ thing, and many people who want to say that your idea won’t work at all.
There’s only one way to silence the critics or anyone else who think it isn’t possible.
I remember telling the concept of Rejection Therapy to my family, cousins, and friends.
I told my sibling that I had a blog and it would be great if she could have a look at it. She blurted out in a serious tone, “No”. What a rejection.
My cousins said they weren’t big on reading.
All my mother said was not to share too much personal information on the internet. I laughed.
One of my friends who looked at it remained skeptical because he felt that there were easier ways to meet people and do things in general.
I don’t take their reactions personally at all. I just need to believe in it myself.
So what will I do in the face of all their suggestions, criticisms, and remarks? I’ll take in what benefits me and filter out everything else.
I’ll continue on my journey. I’ve hit a roadblock mentally, so I’ll be making a list of goals that I want to accomplish. I’ll have it as a new tab in a day or so.
Maybe it’ll inspire you to create one as well.