Those who always put down others are failures who don’t matter

“Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” Bernard M. Baruch.

From time to time, someone comes along and puts down whatever it is we’re doing at that moment. For some, that put down is a major blow to confidence and to ego. They criticize whatever it is others are doing, without even trying to understand it.

Many people go through life by putting down others, by making a major deal out of everything. Those are the types of people who are unable to accomplish anything on their own, so they try to make themselves feel better by trying to make sure no one else is successful.

They take offense to everything. They berate other peoples work. They take pleasure in making others suffer, in making others give up before they’ve even had a chance. Those types of people will never succeed. The most they can hope for is to stop others from succeeding.

The people who have a good heart, the ones who want to see others succeed, are the only people who’s opinion should matter. Those are people who have confidence in their own abilities. Those types of people don’t mind helping others succeed. They don’t look for the negatives, but rather for any positive which can be used to build on.

People who matter don’t see a badly written story, or a poorly sung song, or a poorly drawn painting. They see potential. They see what could be. The people who matter are the ones who see the bright spots, the little glimmers of talent. While those who don’t matter will see a little bud on a plant, the ones who matter see what will be: a beautiful rose.

Don’t pay attention to people who put you or your work down. They put everything down and do not matter, no one pays them any mind and neither should you. What’s important is to have confidence in your own abilities, confidence that you have talent and that your work has potential. Seek out those who are confident in their own abilities, because those are the ones who matter. The ones who matter will not mind someone else becoming successful, in fact, they will help anyone they see with potential, who has confidence in their own abilities.


Use your talent like there’s no tomorrow

“If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.” Brendan Francis

Everybody has a talent. EVERYBODY! If you don’t know what your talent is, you need to go and find it! Once you find your talent USE IT! Your talent is not something to save for a rainy day. It does not fade the more you use it. The opposite happens, you get better at it the more you use it. Use your talent, or talents, as though the world was ending tomorrow.

Use your talent as if your life depended on it! Because it does! If you waste your talent, if you don’t use your talent, you are wasting your life!

If you want to truly live, use your talent like a billionaire intent on going broke. You’ll have more talent than you can use in a lifetime, and you’ll die happy.


Inner strength will almost always beat talent

“Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.” Sophia Loren

What this quote means is that it is your belief in yourself and your determination to succeed which gets you to your goal, rather than talent alone. Take two people, one with greater determination and who believes in himself and one with more talent, and the one who believes in himself will get further than the person with more talent.

The world is full of smart talented people who never reach their full potential, who die unknown and unfulfilled, never reaching their dreams. Then there are those with no talent whatsoever who reach the top through the sheer strength of their determination, and belief in themselves.

If you want something badly enough, a strong unwavering belief in yourself is what will get you there.