Updated: Jan 13, 2021
Have you ever ran 10 miles? The first mile is awesome, you’re feeling great. The last mile…well, not so great.
There’s an invisible resistance holding you back, voices convincing you to give up, and body parts that will surely make you pay for it in the next days.
It seems like it works that same once you start sharing your business idea with people. Your friends and family are supportive at the beginning. There’s an excitement and it seems like this idea is going to take off.
Once you get some momentum and this thing is looking for real, you start to get some haters. A family member starts to throw in the negative things that can happen (because he or she failed in the past). A friend starts to guide you in the direction they are going in (because they don’t have the same talents as you). A past client experience has you double guessing your return to try again.
We’re all going to face criticism. I believe it’s there to help us grow in the face of adversity.
The Bible says
"In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation." 1 Peter 5:10 NLT
When it shows up, realize two things
If you feel you were truly called (born to do) what you’re doing, then keep going.
You can’t, you won’t please everyone all the time. Just please God.
You’re going to offend someone. In fact, you must offend someone. Your entire business has to revolve around something you’re trying to fix, a problem in the market. That alone means you’re going to face haters. It means you’re on to something BIG.
Your venture is going to stir the pot, but keep on going.