The amount of nasty comments I get on any given day would be enough to make some people delete their Instagram accounts and run away to an island.
Between the eggplant emojis flooding my messages with their not-so-subtle innuendo and the people telling me I should be ashamed of what I do, I get it all.
Everyone has an opinion about everything.
In our hyper-connected world, we love to share our opinions about something or someone.
But none of that should stop you from following your dream. If people think you’re crazy, you’re probably on to something.
If people fight you, then you know you’re really on to something.
In order to walk the path of your dreams, you need to be strong enough to listen to the negative feedback without taking it personally—and keep going.
Most of the time when someone has a problem with you, it’s really a problem they have with themselves. We hate in others what is unresolved in our own hearts.
Seeing someone freely living their life makes us flip out a little. Understandably so.
But you’ve got to be you. No one else can do it. Be unapologetically, unselfconsciously, absolutely you. Don’t waste another moment worrying about pleasing the peanut gallery.
I don’t understand why anyone would want to go around and police other people’s paths. It’s like going to a buffet and choosing to eat pancakes while another person goes for toast and then thinking the person who went for the toast is doing something wrong and going to tell them so. I mean, if you don’t like toast, just don’t eat it.
But if someone loves toast, let them eat it. If you love pancakes, eat them with all your heart.
There’s space enough in the world for all the different breakfast options you can dream of. And there’s space enough in the world for all our dreams.
Author: Kino Macgregor
Image: Author’s own
Editor: Sara Kärpänen