*The dialogue below is taken directly from an UNEDITED cell phone text chat*
WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
My friend: Dude, I need your counsel. It just amazes me. People I’ve known for years and helped… hating on me so hard!
My response: Man, family and “friends” can b THE BIGGEST haters of all, cuz they feel like they know u… In their minds they put u in a box… And, when they see u tryinna take things to a new level, they think, “What the fuck! Who told Joseph he could step outside his box!? …veer outside my comfort zone for him!!!???? Doesn’t he know he got limits? Lemme put that nigga in his place… Take him down a notch.”
It’s up to u to say… Friend/ family member… I love u. But u can go kick fuckin rocks. I got amazing shit to do.
They desperately need u to stay put… To stay in that predictable, limited, zone. Because they need to convince themselves that their present condition is unavoidable…inevitable… If u transcend and do greater and greater things, it forces them to acknowledge their own unrealized potential… And people hate that shit!
Notice, muthafuckas who are on their shit… Like REALLY on it… They will never try to take u down. Why? Cuz they’re not threatened by u. They know that ur success won’t take nothin away from them. All forms of hate are born of fear. The haters fear u… They fear the God in u.
Don’t let them distract u or steal even one ounce of ur focus/momentum. Consider them background noise. Every successful man on the planet has a hater following. And it only gets bigger, the further u progress. After all… haters are just fans in denial. Lol
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