You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. – Ratatouille
Its great to have a balanced viewpoint. It’s wonderful to learn from positive criticism.What is not right,is to believe those who break your dreams. If you have read the book Big Magic,you will understand the trick to living a creative life.
When I was a little girl I wanted to become a teacher during the day and a doctor at night. Many laughed saying you can’t be both. Today I am a medical teacher and an ENT surgeon. I am also a writer. I write. I get my share of brickbats and weird comments, but I have a few hacks which make me resilient. How do you overcome naysayers? How do you keep your dreams safe from them? Today I am sharing the super tips which make me almost warrior-like when a naysayer crosses my path.
13 Tips to Overcome Naysayers
1)The biggest secret is to have a very thick and transparent skin. Thick so that the negativity doesn’t pierce your soul.Transparent: So that in light of beauty and positivity your nature takes on the color.
2)Always practice Occlumency (Remember Harry Potter!). Sometimes you will need to put up your shield before you meet these people. Isn’t it easier to just shut them off from your life? Yes but sometimes that may not be possible. For the times when you have to interact,be ready.
3)If you have a good idea, share it only with supportive people. A baby idea needs nurturing.
4)Remember unkindness and negativity will say more about the other person than you.
5)Until you let them, unkind words can’t hurt you. It’s your choice. Choose right.
6)Remember about the company you keep. Choose your friends well.
7)Walk every day. It helps to fight negativity and gives a boost of endorphin.
8)To all the people who remind you of your failures, thank them for keeping a record of your actions. It will be helpful when the time comes for writing your autobiography.
9)Never try to get naysayers on your team. These people live to break dreams. The best way to handle them is to not handle them.
10)Recognize a naysayer and a cautious person. Respect the latter. He /she will give you both the pros and cons without selling you either.
11)Your inner naysayer is tricky.If you become a naysayer? Stop. You are killing parts of your creative soul. When that inner naughty little naysayer wants to rise, discipline her.
12)Have faith in the Universe and believe in yourself. Your dreams are important.
You did not discover the wheel, but you may invent something equally creative. You must try.
13)Always have a backup plan .This doesn’t mean giving in to your inner naysayer. It just means you are serious about making it.
Whats your super tip to handle naysayers? #writebravely today in the comments below.
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