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When a wise man said, “When Life Gives Me Lemons, I Make Beef Stew!”, I FELT THAT! I don’t know about you, but I think Beef Stew tastes amazing. The point is, you have to turn your negatives into positives even if it feels like you move one step forward to be knocked ten steps backward. Lemons are your haters. The worst lemons are people who are trying their hardest to bring you down. Those little sour nuisances will turn into a nice addition to your recipe for success after you realize why you need them in your life. Here’s a list of why you need lemons thrown at you:
1. Haters Are Your Motivators
Haters(Lemons) should push you to do better. When you have haters you know you’re doing something right. I mean actual haters, people that are jealous of you. If you are a terrible person and you have people talking negatively about you and it is accurate, I am not talking to you!
2. Free Promotion
The more these people talk about you, the more people try to find out more about you. This gives you more exposure. Bad press can be turned around into good press. Who needs to pay for advertising when you have a walking and talking advertisement?!
3. A Reason To Smile
The look on their face when you continue to succeed regardless of them spitefully trying to prevent that is priceless. Smile in their face and tell them “Good Day!”. This is something I’m still working on.
4. A Teaching Moment
You learn the traits in people to stay away from in the future. Believe me!! When you pay attention to people you will learn the traits that you should stay away from.
5. An Important Reminder
Whenever you feel like you’re not important and nobody cares about you, just remember how you make their life go around. They wake up every morning trying to find ways to show you how important you are to them. Even if they are trying to ruin you. It means you matter. How awesome is that?
6. But It Hurts
Yeah, what these sour lemons do to you may hurt for a little while but watch how you feel when you use it as ammunition. You’ll feel like a million bucks when you see realize how well you’re doing in spite of their evil plots.
7. They’re Leverage Becomes Useless
I know sometimes they may have something over your head but once they realize it no longer affects you, they’ll try a new tactic. Then that leverage will be handed over to you. Problem solved!