The other day, I started a fascinating discussion on my Facebook page about online”hate” and whether haters should be confronted.
As one can expect, everyone and I do mean everyone, had an opinion.
It was one of my most commented on Facebook statuses to date.
The suggestions were mixed, to say the least.
“Put them on blast!”
“Don’t waste your time.”
“They deserve to have their eyes burn under the sight of the eclipse. And then be eaten by Daenerys’ dragons.”
It’s no secret, as a very public CEO who had a less than ideal Shark Tank experience, myself and my team are constantly on the receiving end up some pretty brutal hate.
While 99.9% of the hate directed towards myself and Pavlok is quite funny, some of it can sting.
For example, this guy called me a scamming potato head.
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I’m certainly not the only one who is on the receiving end of hate.
Perhaps you can relate.
Maybe your friends give you a hard time about wanting to lose weight.
Or your buddies have a cigarette in front of you just to taunt you.
Or your aunt replies “why even bother” when you share your most ‘ambitious’ goals.
The truth is, there’s always going to be the naysayers and the people who want to see you fail.
And I’ll admit, on days when things aren’t going so well… seeing all that hate can take its toll.
My mission with Pavlok is to change how the world sees addiction — which is no easy feat. Just as losing 10 lbs, or quitting nail-biting, is no walk in the park, making change that matters takes both time and courage.
So yes, confront your haters if it makes you feel better. Or walk away if you prefer.
But don’t let the haters prevent you from becoming the best version of yourself. Push through the noise and lose those 10 lbs. Have your very last cigarette.
The internet might be home to all the haters, but the community of Pavlok is full of thousands of people all around the world working on being the best they can be.
Let the haters hate, while you continue improving yourself and the world.
It’s the only way.
CEO of Pavlok
To my haters… you keep hating, while I keep playing chess.