Since opening up and embracing being vegan I’ve been receiving many lovely messages of support. It is such a blessing and I am so very grateful to be able to connect with such kind souls. Along with these messages of support I’ve also been receiving the opposite.
I knew this was inevitable. As my baby Soulshine is slowly growing I’m attracting more attention. Unfortunately I can’t be selective with the type I get.
When I read a hurtful comment I feel like crawling into bed and hiding under my blankets. It hurts. It makes me want to stop sharing my passion and go back to the safe way so I can avoid anymore hurt. But then I remember who I’m doing this for.
I’m not doing this for the haters. I’m doing it for the believers, the kind souls. I’m doing this because it fills me with happiness and hopefully others too. Most importantly I’m doing it for the animals.
I have 4 great tips on how to not let the haters get to you so you can continue to share your passion despite the people who try to pull you down. These have helped me and I hope you will find them useful.
1. Haters guna hate. When you share your passion what ever it may be it’s not going to be for everyone and that’s ok. Focus on the positive feedback. Forget about the non-believers and shift your focus back to the people who do believe. They’re the ones that matter.
2. Don’t let it stop you. Fear stopped me from spreading the message I am so very passionate about. Fear of what the haters would think, fear of being judged and rejected. It came a time where a voice inside me was telling me to take the leap of faith. To keep sharing and to not let the fear stop me. The things I feared didn’t turn out anywhere as near as bad.
3. The believers. Yes I’ve been rejected by the haters but I’ve been embraced by the lovers, the believers, the people who matter. Special connections that have fuelled my passion that I couldn’t have come across without letting go of the fear and taking the leap of faith.
4. The difference you’re making. The world needs you, the world needs your passion. Focus on the difference you’re making even if it's only small your still making a difference. Keep creating, keep sharing, keep spreading the love by sharing what you love and don’t let the haters stop you.
What is your passion that haters hate on? Please comment below, I'd love to know :)