I always love this quote from Winston Churchill: “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
There will always be people who try to tear you down, especially if you’re doing something good. They can’t abide it. How dare you show that something more can be accomplished? You make them look bad–stop it!
Perhaps you can take it as a good sign that someone’s trying to drag you down. It’s because they see you soaring.
Keep flying out of their reach, and don’t bother to address the barking dogs. You’ll be out of earshot soon enough.
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