“Haters can’t hurt you unless you let them.”
Here’s something you’re going to have to accept: There will be people who don’t like you and the better you do in life, the more haters you will attract.
It’d be great if the world was only filled with supporters but that’s not the reality we live in. You really have 3 choices when it comes to dealing with people who hate on you.
The first is to ignore them. Most of these people want to get a reaction out of you so if you ignore them, many will eventually get bored of you and move on. The second is to let it negatively affect you. This is what most people do. By doing this, you fall into your haters’ trap. They want you to fail and be unhappy so by doing just that, they win.
Before getting into the third choice, here are some quotes about haters as well as messages TO haters.
“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith
“Haters will broadcast your failures, but whisper your success.”
“Dear haters, I couldn’t help but notice that ‘awesoME’” ends with ‘me’ and ‘Ugly’ starts with ‘u’.”
“My name must taste good; it’s always in someone’s mouth.”
“Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. Invest your energy into something more worthwhile.”
“Hate comes from Intimidation. Love comes from Appreciation.”
“Haters hate because they hate seeing you do better.”
“Trust gets you killed, love gets you hurt and being real gets you hated.”
“Learn to use the criticism as fuel and you will never run out of energy.” – Orrin Woodward
“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” | Coretta Scott King
“Haters hate only the things they can’t have and the people they can’t be.”
“You laugh because I’m different, I laugh because you’re all the same.”
“You can’t hate/love others without loving/hating yourself first.”
“I think that everybody wants to be heard, and the easiest way to be the loudest is to be the hater.” – Tavi Gevinson
“The best way to counter|attack a hater is to make it blatantly obvious that their attack has had no impact on you.” – Timothy Ferris
“Expect while reaching for the stars, people to whirl by with their dark clouds and storm upon you.” – Anthony Liccione
“Some people have so little going on in their lives, they would rather discuss yours.”
“The way to happiness: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry, live simply, expect little, give much, scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others.”
“It’s better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you are not.”
“People will always have their opinion on you despite who you are and what your capable of.” | Ana Chable
“People who hate you are just your confused admirers. They can’t figure out the reason why everyone loves you.”
“Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters.”
“You don’t like me? Tough! I wasn’t put here to please you.”
“Remember, people only rain on your parade because they’re jealous of your sun and tired of their shade.”
“Haters never want you to leave them behind.”
“Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors.”
“An ambitious person’s dream is a hater’s nightmare.”
“Before asking someone why they hate you, ask yourself why you even really care.”
“Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.” – George Washington Carver
“Respect your haters. They’re the only ones who think you’re better than them.” | Nicki Minaj
“You call them enemies, I call them people who wish they were me.”
“No matter how good you are, someone is always going to be against you. But never let them be the limit of your success.” | Terry Mack
“Haters are like crickets. Crickets make a lot of noise, you hear’em, but you can’t see them. When you walk right by them, they’re quiet.”
“Haters are my motivators.”
And finally, the third choice is to use what your haters say about you as fuel to help you achieve even more. If there’s one thing haters hate, it’s for the people they hate to become happier and even more successful than before. It kills them.