If you are dealing with critics and haters, try not to listen. Don’t shrink your greatness. You can’t control what other people think or say about you. Whatever you do, someone will judge you for it—30 percent of people will love it, 30 percent will hate it, and 30 percent of the people won’t care. Try your best not to take it personally and have as little interaction with the hater as you possibly can.
No matter what you do, someone is going to judge you for it. You could be the most beautiful person on the planet, and someone will call you unattractive. Some people sit on the sidelines of life criticizing other people, yet they themselves have nothing to contribute to the world.
What you can control is what you do every day towards reaching your goals. Keep following your unique path and journey. Make your hater your motivator.
Be the best you can be in your life and just keep going. The hater will probably complain and hate on someone else next week.
If people are giving you a hard time, try one of our rudest comebacks ever to shut them up.
Top Ten Rudest comebacks Ever
- You’re like a bag of Pampers. Self absorbed and full of shit.
- I would tell you to go f*ck yourself but I’m pretty sure you’d be disappointed.
- Since you know it all, you should know when to shut the f*ck up.
- Yep, no doubt about it, your father should have pulled out earlier.
- I swear some men were conceived by anal sex. There is no way being that much of an asshole is natural.
- I’m not a proctologist but I sure know an asshole when I see one.
- I hear there’s a new app called a sense of humour. Download it bitch!
- You’re like a plunger, you like bringing up old shit.
- I don’t sugar coat shit, I’m not Willy Wonka.
- Acting like a dick won’t make yours any bigger.
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Dwayne Johnson had to deal with his fair share of haters and critics
It is hard to believe that Dwayne Johnson, “The Rock” ever had haters. He is now 229 lbs, 6’5 and pure muscle. But it wasn’t always that way, you would think Dwayne had the perfect life but he has personally faced some real challenges and some big critics along his journey.
I was always the new kid so that made me a target,” he says. “We moved so much that we lived in fourteen different states because my dad was on the road which was unsettling and disorientating. I used to get into a lot of fights. I wouldn’t start them, but you know when you’re the new kid …”
When Johnson was in his early 20s, he battled depression after he was cut from the Calgary Stampeders, a Canadian Football League. He was also passed over for the NFL, it was a very difficult time for him, he says it was his rock bottom.
I had just seven bucks in my pocket, I had nowhere to live and I had to move back into my parents’ house and that was a low blow. I was lost, I didn’t know where I was going to go, what was going to come next because I couldn’t see a future. In hindsight it was also the best thing to happen to me because I learned during that period no one was going to hand me a life, I wasn’t going to get back on my feet feeling sorry for myself, I had to pick myself up and keep going and fighting and grasp and claw and scratch at every opportunity that came my way.
Dwayne’s grandfather was a wrestler, so he decided to get into the family business and joined the WWE. He got off to a rocky start, during Wrestle-mania he was booed by 20,000 fans chanting, “Rocky sucks.” He stood up to the fans, but he realized the valuable lesson to just be himself.” About a month later, I was the hottest heel in the company and things were on fire,” he says. “And the greatest lesson about that is be you. … The most powerful thing you can be is yourself.”
Dwayne started acting in 2001 and by 2017 he was named the highest paid actor in Hollywood.
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When you are dealing with critics and haters who keep judging whatever you do and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.
Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home.
Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.