Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 13, 2013

How To Handle Those Who Always Disagree With You.

There will always be those who disagree with you. Vigorously.

No matter how much evidence points to the logic of your decision or how many facts bolster your ideals, there will always be those who challenge your intentions and make your dreams seem small.

These people are all around you.

In your town. In your church. In your work.

People who don’t understand you. They don’t “get you”.

And so when they hear you speak of your ambitions, they just think you’re a loser. They don’t trust you or like you (or want to change that).

Ultimately, everything they say is negative.

That will break you down if you let it.

At first, it will just bother you. And then it will annoy you. And frustrate you. Anger you. And completely sidetracked you.

There is no easy way to get used to being treated unfairly. It’s not fun at work or at home, at the gym or in your place of worship. Nowhere. At any time.

It’s just not something you’re wired to respond well to.

What can help you is to understand that these people will always exist.

There is nothing you can do to win them all over.

It will never happen.

And that’s not because you’re a bad person or that you can’t articulate your dreams well enough.

Frankly, it’s not about you at all. It’s about them. That’s just what they do. They hate.

You’ll never understand it. And they will never change.

What can empower you is to understand that nothing you can do will convince all the haters to love you.

So save your energy. Stop trying.

Live your life on your terms. Let the haters say what they will . Just do what you do.

Stand tall. Be amazing.  Ignore everything else. Game on.

Are you ready?

About the author

Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt doesn’t just talk about leveling up. He’s obsessed with it. He's set records as an ultra-runner and been the personal strategist for the leading business leaders of our time. He wrote a book, called EDGY Conversations that accidentally became a worldwide bestseller and continues to share his insights from the stage as a keynote speaker and on the blogs and podcasts you will find here. Most days, you'll find Dan heads-down, working on breakthrough strategies for his clients at EDGY Inc, a highly-focused, invite-only, business strategy execution company based out of Silicon Valley.