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How To Silence The Critics

For every attempt there are a million critics. Critics are chickens. Most of them criticize to bring you down to their level: being too scared to dare to do anything. Critics are too scared to do something and want other people to join them in their fear.

Critics never see possibility. Some of them criticize people for pursuing something, which they have never attempted themselves.

Critics are great to point out the odds. They are great at magnifying the odds and challenges and not the possibilities. They often hide behind ‘being realistic or pragmatic’. Heretics understand that bringing about significant change involves you being unreasonable.

Critics are all just talk. Action is what brings about real change.

Bringing about change already has its own challenges. Chasing something that normal people, you know the ones who love the status quo, consider unreasonable is only going to bring criticism more intensely.

Giving in to the critics, those who love the status quo, will cut you to something worse than them. For you to succeed you have to silence them.

You do not silence a critic by lashing out at them. That only energizes them. It gives them ammunition. Ignoring critics is not a guarantee to silencing them but it reduces the sting of their attacks.

The best way to silence critics is to do exactly what they say is impossible. When you defy the critics, they will become your greatest evangelists. Silence your critics by focusing on your work. Do your work. Stay on your hustle.

Your cause is too important to direct any energy at attacking critics. Save every ounce of energy and focus on making your vision happen, not the critics.

If they see that their criticism will not make you quit they will eventually get tired, leave you alone and forget about you. They will forget about you till you prove them wrong, of course.

If you never achieve anything in your pursuits, at least you had a great ride trying ;-) Be bold. Be /ˈherətik/.

Dare. Start. This is how to silence the critics.

By Blessing Mpofu

just a guy changing the world

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