There are naysayers and skeptics everywhere. How many times have you thought that you have a reasonably novel idea, an action plan, or a product for example, only to hear comments such as “that won’t work,” “this won’t get you anywhere” or “you’ve got to be kidding me?” I know I have and for years I gave these people far more power than they deserve. And, if you’re intent on proving them wrong, well, that’s time ill-spent.
Skeptics are close-minded and often threatened by anyone who might have (or might be) building a better mouse trap than them. So to protect their weakened or poor self-image, they put others or their ideas down, thus artificially elevating themselves.
Our goal is to do the work we’ve decided is worth doing, not kowtowing to unsupportive negativity. These people don’t care about you, won’t learn better, and will continue spreading this poison to others crossing their path. And yes, they’re still questioning whether Google really works or whether Thomas Edison was onto something with the light bulb.
As opposed to working hard to prove the naysayers wrong, strive to satisfy and delight those who support and believe in you and your vision. Makes sense doesn’t it, these are the people who will be evangelizing for you.