It's been a long time since my last post. Nearly a month in fact. This is largely because when the last business I was working for closed its doors, the day after I was offered another job with another company that wanted to give me more hours. So of course, I accepted. Between that and frantically trying to get all of my study done before my deadline in November, I haven't really had much time to think or write. So let's see how we go here.
I'm going to talk about, as the title suggests, people that don't give the credit or respect you deserve for your accomplishments. The people that are jealous of what you're doing, how you're doing it and why. They're commonly knows these days as haters. I like to call them something else, using much stronger language. But hey, lets stick with haters.
No matter what you do in life, you're going to come across people who have been trying to reach the same goal as you. Whether that's getting a new job, loosing weight, gaining weight, hitting PB's in the gym, competitions or even just generally kicking ass at life. And for some reason, it always has to be a competition between you and them (of course if you are actually competing against them there's going to be some sort of animosity at one point or another). Outside of an actual competition environment, these people can be defined as insecure. This is my first point. Insecurity allows us to stumble. It makes us forget our true goals and passions. The whole reason we start chasing. Your biggest competition should be you. Don't go comparing yourself to Joe Blow over in the corner with the big guns, you only started training a week ago!
Acknowledging what you've achieved can help prevent you from becoming one of these 'haters' too. It can come in handy. You won't look like an ass.
In saying this, it can work inversely and make you look arrogant.
My second point, about these fine folks is this. Haters are a sign that your doing things right and doing it well. I have a friend that lives by this saying.
If people aren't talking about you, you're not doing it right.
Now in saying this, he is a body builder and he likes the attention. But he has a point. No matter what they're saying about you, they're talking about you. And that means you've somehow managed to get their attention. Now, unless you're blatantly doing something unethical to achieve your goals, cheating in a competition for example. Then it doesn't matter, let them talk.
And finally, at the end of the day. If they really want to complain about you, then they should just say it to your face. If they're not saying it to your face. Then clearly they are not worth your time or worry because they're just going to slow you down in reaching your goals, and doing what you do best.
For everyone that's on a journey of health and fitness. For everyone attempting a new sport, a new hobby, whatever. Keep at it. And best of luck to you. The people that are holding you back are the ones that are doing you wrong. If there's any ounce of negativity from them, ignore it. You're doing something for you and they just do not understand.
Oh yeah. And best of luck to everyone(my friends in particular) who are competing this weekend in the ANB comp out at Club Marconi.
Stay Hungry, Stay Humble