Do not let anyone take you off your path towards your goals. Don’t let anyone confuse or discourage you. Stay true and remind yourself of the reasons you decided to follow your passions. Stay true to yourself most of all. Ignore their comments and negativity and find joy within your passion, goal or purpose. Find the true meaning of what you are doing and let it embody you. It’s so easy to get caught up in the feelings and mindsets of others. It’s so easy to let one word or sentence extinguish your inner flame. It’s so easy to let the insecurities and jealousy of others to destroy everything you have. Remember, when you allow their jealous feelings to control you, when you try to prove them wrong, or even acknowledge them, you are no longer being true to yourself. Forget them. Forget they exist and see them for simply who they are: people, and continue on your way. You may see a time where you fail and it hurts your pride and you are ashamed. Don’t wallow in shame. A wise person told me that sometimes we may get off course or our plans may fail, doesn’t mean it’s over or that it’s impossible to overcome. Find another route and it might just turn out better than it was before. Above all, embody joy and peace. Don’t let anyone or anything bring you down or reduce you to their level.
In the end, they can’t laugh or rejoice if you are rejoicing. They can’t brag if you are content. You were never defined by what they thought of you anyway.