TV Preacher Mike Murdoch came out with a corker of a quote.
He said that he wants you to have a debt free home.
Not one that you humbly downplay and meekly present.
But "one your enemies can't stop taking pictures of!"
Negative experiences and negative people, we tend to avoid at all costs.
Personally in my life though, I've often been more motivated at the hand of anger than at the hand of self-acceptance.
Anger drove me to perfect my investing methods when my original accountant laughed at me for wanting to be a full-time trader.
Desperation about a bleak future if I didn't learn how to trade led me to hone my skills.
And yes, wanting to show others that I'm successful when they were disparaging my efforts led me to create our own friendship group of like-minded traders in my Mentor Program.
You see - anger isn't always bad and success can be the best revenge.
Is it possible that we are defined by our enemies and our willingness to take action when we've experienced a negative event?
I say - yes.
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So many reasonable property investors and share traders have become exceptional - because they felt the rush of irritation about being judged by those around them.
They took their negative emotions and it galvanised them into taking action.
And not just any action.
Directed, focused, determined action capable of revealing hidden profits in the markets overlooked by others.
I'm so glad I've cultivated a strong immunity to criticism.
Sure, it wasn't always the way - but over the years, it's become something I'm reasonably good at.
I've learned to use negative emotion to drive me towards my goals, and goad me into action.
All that is negative; is not negative.
So, next time someone is mean to you, criticises you or is just damn disrespectful - what are you going to do about it?