If you're going to be a Champion and be great, if you're going to be a great businessperson, a great teacher, a great parent, a great leader, you have to understand that not everyone is going to cheer you on.
It would be nice if I could tell you that your family, friends and co-workers will celebrate you, but that’s, unfortunately, not usually the way life goes. Some people simply can’t handle your success. As you grow and win, someone will get jealous. Someone will start finding fault. Don't be surprised if a friend or relative tries to belittle or discredit you. You can't focus on making everyone around you happy or you'll start changing and lose sight of your goal. Remember, your destiny is too great to be distracted by people who are never going to affirm you. Don't take it personally. It’s not about you. It’s their problem. Shake it off, play your game, and be great anyway. Your desire for success must be intrinsic. Having greatness in the middle of criticism begins with forgiveness. Don't hold a grudge. Let it go! Rise above it all and be relentless. Be an unstoppable Champion in 2015!