Episode 2: Haters
In this week’s blog, we will be diving into the Nomad Minute episode 2 entitled “Haters.”
If you are asking yourself, “How do I deal with my haters?” you’re asking the wrong question. Instead, you should be asking, “How can I create something the critics will criticise?” because criticism is the inevitable side effect of pursuing greatness.
Oh, and if you don’t have any critics in your life, that doesn’t mean you are perfect. It means you are invisible. Because the reality is, making waves means you make waves. If you don’t have any haters, maybe it’s because you’re isolated to your own fantasy instead of actually building anything meaningful in reality.
The creative process is a path full of imperfection, flaws, and failures. You can’t build greatness without getting bruises in the process. People who home in on the failures of others are just to small-minded to see the full picture.
All artists are misunderstood until the finished result reveals their vision. And by the way, anyone who dares to build something beautiful with their life is an artist. The reality is haters see what is whereas dreamers see what could be. One is rooted in facts, while the other is born out of faith. Facts reflect the reality of what’s possible, faith bends reality.
So, stop waiting for those anchored to the status quo to understand the remarkable things you are trying to do. If we all waited for the average to give us permission to build the extraordinary, we’d still be riding horses. It takes courage, vulnerability, and faith to create. Haters are people who’ve lost the courage to dream, so instead they criticize others. Because when you can’t build, you tear down.
The human spirit needs to dream, risk, chase, and create. When we lose the courage to do this, we start to sink. And if you’ve ever been around someone who’s sinking, you know they will drown you trying to stay afloat themselves. Haters can’t appreciate the beauty of creativity because they are too insecure about their own limitations to be able to celebrate anyone else’s accomplishments or pursuits.
The best thing you can do when facing critics is continue to create. Because there will come a time when the critics will see that you are going to get there with or without them and ultimately they’ll have no choice but to join your bandwagon.