Frank Viola offers some good advice in his latest post.
If you are making an impact on people’s lives, you will . . . (not might) . . . attract haters.
So if you don’t want any haters in your life, don’t speak, don’t write, don’t blog, don’t podcast . . . oh, and don’t breathe.
And if I may add, don’t be intimidated by haters.
So what’s my point? Haters are gonna hate. Period.
What can you do?
1. Ignore them.
2. If they start spewing their hatred and lies on your blog or social media pages, ban them.
3. if they are on your email list, remove them.
And then forgettttabbbbouuttit (yes, that’s one word). Don’t give them another thought. Because these people are designed to distract and discourage you from your mission. And for every hater, there are 50 – 100 people who love and appreciate you.
Now, someone may say, “but what about critics who should be heard?” Haters are befuddled abusers and they are NOT the same as people with integrity who provide constructive criticism based on truth and accuracy. Not even close.
I’ll also add, pray for your faceless hater. And then, as Frank said it, “forgettttabbbbouuttit” and rejoice!
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you” – John 15:18