To be hated is to be opposed for what you think or do. Such is the beauty of being an individual. You have actively brought forth your point of view on the outside world and it has triggered a reaction from other people that signifies that what you have done has in fact struck a nerve.
You are trying to change something many wish would stay the same. What you are doing is outrageous, unbelievable, and probably difficult to relate to. Maybe that's why deep inside of you, being hated feels too damn good to be bad.
Having haters is a good thing because it means you're doing something right with your ideas. People are either jealous, afraid or in sheer awe of your decisions. You are going to displease people, and history has only shown this type of feedback to be a recipe for success.
First off, you shouldn't be worried about what other people think of you and let it effect your work ethic. If you lose friends along the way than the only thing to conclude is that these people were never really your friends to begin with.
You need to do what you feel is right in your life. You need to do what you love and you need to do what makes you happy not what makes others happy. And by simply doing that you will be hated for a multiple amount of reasons. Success and being happy in life requires you to be hated. It truly is far better to be feared than it is to be loved.
Yes they might hate you, but is that just because they know there is nothing they can do to stop you from getting what you want? It's almost as if hate was sign for a sort of invincibility. If they fear you that means they respect you and what you have done. No one will be happy for you once you accomplish your dreams because they wish they could have done the same.
As once said in the movie "American Gangster": "Success. It's got enemies. You can be successful and have enemies or you can be unsuccessful and have friends." The choice is simply yours and people will smile in your face but will go behind your back at any moment.
If you want to have that moment of glory and be the one standing at the top, it will be lonely but at least you have validated your life having a purpose by making name for yourself. Do you want to be on top of the totem poll or on the bottom with everyone else?
Any truly successful person will tell you that the second you start focusing on what other people think, all of your efforts will go down hill. Don't worry about what others have or how far they have gone in life. Being jealous of them or disliking them does nothing for you.
But if you take that energy and channel it into something that makes you work harder to get what you want, you have broken through one of the biggest roadblocks most human beings cannot seem to pass.
As we all know, nice guys finish last so that's the last thing you should worry about being. Look at LeBron James and Kanye West, those two men at one point were the 2 most hated men in popular culture. But they never let that get to them, they actually decided to work even harder and smarter to prove all the haters wrong. Before they knew it, they had reminded everyone why they were famous in the first place.
Use other people's hate as fuel and know that this is something that is necessary for success. Don't ever show weakness to them or show them that you let them win the battle.
Preston Waters | Elite.