Stop Listening To Advice.

Your haters will always shout louder and longer than anyone else with an opinion. They don't need facts to tell you what to do. They don't even need a good reason.

Haters hate.

That's what they do.

They spew their angry opinions and shortsighted insights at anyone who dares stand up to their bullying ways.

And even though you know you're being bullied -- even though you're smart enough to understand that the wave of hateful commentary coming your way is based in bias and bigotry -- it doesn't make you feel any better being on the receiving end.

It hurts.

You hurt because you know you're being treated unfairly. You hurt because the real conversation that could be happening isn't happening.

You hurt because deep down inside there's a part of you that starts to believe the hateful messages.

That hurts cripples your ability to be amazing.

You start losing and the losers start winning.

The remedy is to get away from it all.

To block it out of your life. To avoid it whenever possible.

You're not strong enough to handle it. No one is.

It's not a fair fight. You will always end up losing.

Stop listening. Stay focused.

Fear, PainStephen Palacino