People judge us and that’s okay…
No matter what you do in life, if you have lofty goals that do not conform to the social norms of society, people will judge you. Whether it’s professional goals, income goals, lifestyle goals, fitness goals, educational goals, people WILL judge you.
If your goals and expectations of yourself are above what most of society is comfortable with, get ready to feel those accusing eyes and hear those judgmental words all around you. Get used to it!
Why are you sacrificing your time and energy in pursuit of the corner office, a 4.0 grade average, a six-figure income, a marathon, that bodybuilding competition, the relief missions, and on and on and on it goes…
Understand that it’s not about you; it’s about them. They’ve given up on their dreams, so they want to poke holes in yours. They’ve become okay with just getting by…the bare minimum is their standard.
They’ve succumbed to ordinary, so they want you to be ordinary. Your accomplishments make them uncomfortable because they have become okay with mediocrity.
Don’t let them weigh you down, understand why it happens and allow it to lift you up. Let those words be the fire that propels you forward in pursuit of the things that are important to you. Don’t stop reaching! Pursue your goals!