Prove ’em wrong


Silence the naysayers. Pic from Pinterest

Silence the naysayers. Pic from Pinterest

I wanted to do a creative writing magazine in high school. One classmate told me I wouldn’t be able to do it. She didn’t believe in me. That piece of discouragement inspired me to carry out the project.

Every time I hit roadblocks and her got frustrated with lack of progress, her memory kicked in and gave me the energy to keep working. I had to prove wrong. Thanks for the demotivation!

Criticism hurts. But it can be turned into a help. The fact of the matter is doing good is taxing. It requires stick-to-it-iveness, boring hard work, and self-denial. What keeps you in the uphill battle? It could be someone encouraging you. And — strange as it may sound — it could be someone discouraging you.

Don't let them put out your fire! Pic from Pinterest

Don’t let them put out your fire! Pic from Pinterest

The human psyche is marvelously complex. Downers can pump you up. You can pull-off a fantastic reversal. You can’t stop people from mouthing off. But you can turn their poison into your passion.

I was very happy to see my couple of poems featured in that magazine. So were other kids. I didn’t hear anymore from the girl who didn’t think I would finish it.

6 responses to “Prove ’em wrong

  1. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13
    Praise God 🙂

  2. Wonderfully true. We can do anything. Often the people speaking the negatives actually feel that about themselves, their negativity is reflecting outward and is not personal at all (although it might certainly seem that way). Follow your heart and persevere is definitely the way to go. Cheers.

  3. Good for you that you believed in yourself and created the magazine. so true that you can’t stop people from mouthing off but turning that “you can’t” into “oh, yes I can” is a great motivator.

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