Build a Thick Skin on Your Road to Wealth – Wealth Builders
“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember-the only taste of success some people have when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar
Developing a thick skin is one of the best things that you can do for yourself on the road to building wealth. This doesn’t mean being a jerk or arrogant. Instead, what it DOES mean is having a knowing that you are on the right path and doing the right thing regardless of what some negative dream-stealing people may say about you or what you are trying to accomplish.
It can be tough to hear negative talk about yourself or what you are working to accomplish. This can be especially challenging when the person is close to you like a long-term friend, family member, or even the person sleeping in the bed next to you.
Have compassion for these people. Realize that they are only projecting onto you their own doubts, fears, and feelings of hopelessness. Also realize that before it all said and done you will be a hero and champion for many of them because you will show them in the flesh what is possible.
Still others will never see the value in what you are bringing to the world and will always be negative. Let that be their problem; never let it be yours.
Knowing these truths will help you to not only survive the criticism and attacks of others but will go a step further and help you to literally smile in the face of their criticism as well. Whether you realize it or not, this is actually one of THE most important emotional skills to have under your belt for success. Think about all of the bad press and yellow journalism that most Hollywood personalities and some athletes have endure. You will also have cynics waiting in the wings to try and bring you down. Again, smile in their faces knowing that you are impermeable to their insults, jeers, and negativity.
So grow that thick skin and continue to build, build, and build until you wake up one day living in your destiny. And when that day comes, none of the challenges that you are facing now to get there will even matter. I promise.
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