I was inspired to write this post after reading Tammy’s write-up about Naysayers.
I’ve grown up around naysayers and found that I no longer have the energy to deal with them. I’d rather not associate with someone whom only seems to have negative things to say when I set goals or set out to accomplish anything challenging.
Here’s a quick list I was told “You can’t do that”, “Won’t work”, “Pointless”, “Bad for you”.
- Moving across country
- Living without a car
- Biking more than 200 miles in a day
- A Sprint Distance Triathlon
- Ran a Half Marathon
- Run Barefoot for 3 Miles
- Living comfortably without a college degree
- Summiting Mount St. Helens
If I had listened to my naysayers, I would be bored, morbidly obese, and working on an assembly line. I still have many goals to reach that people still say I can’t do, shouldn’t do, or it’s idiotic to do.