The things people say often punch you in gut when they’re said and come back to haunt your mind when you least expect it, most often in the middle of the night.
When this happens, keep moving forward.
People will never understand your total perspective or never fully share your motivation. Who cares? Keep moving forward.
Don’t let stupid comments by annoying people keep you from doing what you know you’re supposed to be doing. They may come from an enemy, a friend, boss, spouse, neighbor, social media acquaintance, best friend, or your mama. It doesn’t matter. Keep moving forward.
When you are criticized, it means you are doing something. You are the one on stage, behind the pulpit, on the treadmill, on the field, or in the studio. You are the one with the ball, the microphone, the canvas, the instrument, or the computer.
Steven Pressfield once wrote, It’s better to be in the arena, getting stomped by the bull, than to be up in the stands or out in the parking lot.
Keep moving forward.
When you don’t want to get up in the morning, get up and keep moving forward.
When you want to give up, don’t quit. Keep moving forward.
When you’re tired and sore and beaten and bruised. Keep moving forward.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said,
If you can’t fly, then run.
If you can’t run, then walk,
If you can’t walk, then crawl,
But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.