Just when you thought “stop hatin’” was the most over-used phrase, there’s another contender for the title. Is it me or does it seem like whenever someone mentions the possibility of something potentially positive, exciting, inviting, satisfying or a glimmer of hope some naysayer says, “yeah, but in this economy.”  I cringe every time I hear it. It makes me wanna holler. There’s a recession–I got the memo. But does that mean that you have to scratch your goals, relinquish your determination, abandon courage and defer your dreams? You had better not!

Even if the economy were flourishing, joy-stealers and naysayers would find a way to crush your spirit. The best thing you can do is keep planning your work and working your plan. Nurturing your dreams is still free. You may not be able to buy all the things you want, but you have the opportunity to rekindle the appreciation for the things you already have. It’s also a good time to prioritize and prioritization is clarity’s first cousin. You can’t share your dreams with everybody. Some joy-stealers and naysayers (aka haters) are in the closet. They pretend to be supportive, but just when you get a little too comfortable with Happiness and Possibility, they come out swinging. TKO. Am I the only one that has noticed this?

Pursue your dreams in stealth mode. Not everyone is going to rain on your parade. But when it is clear that your girl’s favorite modus operandi is hateration, negativity, or fear, just hush. Don’t think of it as a secret, it’s a pleasant surprise. Besides, if you are successful at what others deem impossible, your example just might make them change their style. Just don’t hold your breath.

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2 Responses to “Hush”

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    Anonymous — June 8, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

    How interesting. As I read your "My Fellow Authors" blog, I thought how incredibly glad I am for you that you are pursuing you. No hate here…be your best gift…

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    Anonymous — June 10, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

    "Scratch your goals, relinquish your determination, abandon courage and defer your dreams? You had better not!" And I know that is right. I say take this time to reinvent yourself and then help the hater!