1. Never ever respond.
That's the hater's goal. To entrap you. Draw you into a conversation. Wherein you have to justify your complete existence. You can never ever win, furthermore their friends will pile on. Read if you must, but never acknowledge you've done so.
2. Research the criticises.
Especially on Twitter. See how many followers they have. Fewer than you, otherwise they wouldn't bother to hate. Also, check their number of tweets. If someone's tweet count is in the double-digit thousands, laugh and move on.
Meditation the art of relaxing the body quickly and calming the mind - Is based on simple principles and is remarkably easy to do. By learning to meditate, we reclaim a skill often lost since childhood: the ability to relax at will and return to a state of balance at any time in the day.
Meditation can show us who we are and how to act intelligently in a less than intelligent world.
So why don't we all do more of it? Most people will say they haven't got the time. Typically they say they can't find the time to meditate, even the retired and the seriously ill. If you think of meditation as thirty minutes of sitting still and 'doing nothing', you may well feel you're too busy or too stressed to do it. The common refrain is 'I know I should do more of it but..
Imagine a lifestyle approach to the highest states of physical and psychological well-being within your capability. I like to refer to this concept as Pyromania, or in other words "How to set a fire under yourself!"
Some of the factors or chargers that ignite the flames that get you going are fitness, nutrition, managing stress, and other initiatives that enhance health in a positive sense.
Once individuals begin to experience the benefits of these igniters it results in a desire to learn more about the art of living this lifestyle.
I am a huge fan of learning. Fortunately for me I wasn't a bad student probably because of my love for learning.
A great deal of my learning has come from happenstance. I see something that interests me. I get into it and I learn something. For some reason the right book, blog post, website, podcast or guest speaker just seems to come up upon my radar at just about the right time, it's uncanny but most of my adult learning has gone this way.
Our society is in conflict, we worship the successful yet we vilify their path. Being successful and remaining at the top of your profession takes hard work. It takes the type of hard work most people find unreasonable.
It's absolutely unreasonable to work as hard as Richard Branson, cellist Yo Yo Ma or AFL star Dane Swan. Dane works full time at his game including weights, yoga, skill sessions, altitude training, interval running, competitor analysis not to mention hours of recovery in waist deep sea water in the chilly Melbourne mid winter conditions. Lawyers looking to become partners can routinely bill 80 hours a week. To be the best it takes hard work.
It is amazing how many times just the right book seems to drop into your lap. This weekend I had one of those very occasions, when my wife brought home a book she was given by her hairdresser "The Dalai Lama's Cat" by David Michie.