Love the haters, they say.
If some people hate you, you may be doing something right. If you are ignoring them, you are definitely doing something better, and you are way ahead of the pack.
We all have critics, justified or otherwise but it does not matter. People will hate whether you do something or not, regardless if you are making a difference to the world and others or not. It is human nature, sad as it is.
To give your time and effort to justify your action or inaction would be for naught. Instead, what you should do is work harder than you ever had and let your success be your response to naysayers.
Be too busy to pay attention to trivial matters. Hustle each day as if you are running out of time. Break your own records until you have achieved what you set to achieve, you become successful and more.
Let your success does the talking and converts your haters into believers by showing them that despite everything, you can succeed. That would be the sweetest revenge, kicking butt by hustling each day and taking no for an answer even when the going gets tough.
We are not saying it is going to be easy. You may even think of abandoning your quest for greatness along the way but you wouldn’t if you want to succeed. Prove your haters wrong and most of all, prove yourself wrong by not paying attention to self-doubt and fear.
There will come a time when you will just laugh at all the dramas you have gone through, how irrelevant they were in the first place, and you would be glad you hustled instead of descending to the level of your detractors.
Carry on and keep kicking butt each day. You are the boss! Ascend, change the name of the game.