I got to wondering today, after I announced to a few close friends who know me outside of the “social media circus” of a couple new & exciting updates…
How many authors, bloggers and other writers and artists, have the genuine support of their family?
Do you face judgment and being brushed off by family members?
Even if you hold a “day job”, are your efforts and accomplishments as a writer/artist met with a “That’s good. So what?” attitude when you announce something that you love to do and is your dream because in their eyes, it isn’t “real”, or is viewed as being a fluffy little hobby that doesn’t “amount” ($) to anything?
Do you get more support from complete strangers online than you do within your close circle of friends and family?
If so, how do you deal with this? Do you just stop sharing these things with your closest friends and relations?
I have to say the lack of support and/or air of superiority from these people, in those moments, not only hurts and hits you in the gut, but it is also indicative of how they are not true to probably anyone to whom they associate. They show their true self. This is why I am able to let it roll off, and it always lands back at their feet.
Call it being two-faced, egotistical, rude, etc. The bottom-line is that their behavior is a only reflection of how they are putting themselves out in the world. Their “exhibition” is a negative projection onto others in a pathetic attempt to make themselves appear more worthy.
Jealousy? Angry or resentful? Low self-esteem? Whatever it is, they are only holding themselves back.
So you have a choice: Keep your Light shining bright (which eventually they will get the hint that you are unstoppable and don’t care what they think), and/or cut loose anyone that cannot stand in your Light while you are working on your dream as well as paving the way for your right-livelihood. If they cannot step out of their Ego and be genuinely happy for others, it may be time to sever that cord.
Negativity is contagious, and you can’t afford to get sick. You have a project to complete.
If you would share your thoughts on this, I would love to read your comments.