Suffering Fools

People are talking about you. They are making some pretty un-flattering statements, questioning your decisions, and calling you an idiot. You may not have heard it out loud, but I bet it’s in the back of your head.

Maybe you had a new idea, a new plan, something you were going to try out for the first time. Only you don’t, because those people talking about you get pretty loud. And they’ve done it to you before. Made you pause, become overly self – critical, or even drive you into quitting before you even start.

The question is. When the hell are you going to stop listening to them? When do you finally decide that they were the kids who thought they were cool in school, but grew up to be miserable adults criticizing others because they don’t wan to look at themselves? When do you realize that that background noise is being made by people that don’t give a damn about you in the first place and that there are literally billions of other people in the world who at least don’t know you, and that’s worth pursuing more than the judgement of those who think they do?

If you surround yourself by idiots, you are likely to become an idiot. Just as certain, if you continue to let those voices, the real ones, the imagined ones, and the ones that jump out at you from nowhere, run the show, you are likely to become that same miserable person being judge-mental about the progress, growth, and brave steps forward made by other people.

Suffering fools only makes you a fool. People are talking about you, talk louder. They are making some pretty un-flattering statements, questioning your decisions, and calling you an idiot. Double down on your choice, commit even more deeply to your path, and move forward knowing an idiot that tries is much braver than an idiot that doesn’t. Make your voice the one you hear out loud, it’s waiting in the back of your head too.

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