I heard a clip of Joe Rogan talking to Kevin Hart on his podcast, and one line that Joe said was perfect, Do you think Michael Jordan leaves Youtube comments?
This isn’t to say that youtube comments are bad, in fact, the vast majority of them on my page are great and much appreciated.
The point is that the greats don’t spend time commenting on what others are saying, doing, or how they’re living.
You have to think of Theodore Roosevelt’s quote from his the Man in the Arena speech:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
What sucks is these critics don’t know that they’re being critics. They think they’re voicing their opinion, telling the world who they are, and they think they’re affecting the person they’re commenting on.
The truth is that these venomous humans who only talk down on people or hate what people say or who live to criticize will end empty.
They’ll end their lives never having entered the arena of life, never having lived, never having done something instead of just talking about things.
I doubt this is you, and I doubt a critic would find this site where everyone here is focused on improvement, in living a great life, but maybe you have critics.
Maybe you listen to them.
Maybe you let them dissuade your actions and get in the way of the work you have to do.
Great people aren’t commenting, trying to bring you down or hold you back. They’re not trying to tear you down or make you second guess what you should be doing.
They’re off doing their own things, working on their own craft, struggling to achieve something great.
So don’t listen to hate, take good criticism to heart, it’s valuable, but the people that live to simply criticize are not living. Their opinions should hold no weight, no space in your mind.
Do what Jordan did, what Roosevelt did, what any great man has done, and focus on your own craft, the work you have to do.
Don’t give any energy to anything or anyone pulling you off your course.
Your energy is too valuable to be picked apart by parasites.
Keep on working.