Some people get a high from seeing you low because they hope you never grow. Others play on your emotions in fear of losing you once you figure out how much you're truly worth. Then, there is a bunch that would love to see you hurt the way they hurt. They pretend they’re rooting for you while secretly devising a strategy to tear you down; to keep you at their level. These type of people know your weak spots and have mastered the technique of pressing your buttons to make you tick. They root against you, criticize you, and remind you of your past to destroy your passion and zeal towards your goals. It makes them feel superior to make you feel inferior. They’re intimidated by what you possess and they deny it in fear of admitting it. Though they love the idea of you, they hate the reality of not being you. Maybe, they hate seeing you strive to become something they could never be or see you achieve something they could never accomplish.
You can try to inspire them, lift them up, or bring them aboard, but not if they’re going to drag you down to drown with them. The next time someone tries to bring you down by reminding you of your past failures or by degrading you in any way, remember that we all make mistakes but we are not our mistakes. Don’t let the haters get to you and don’t be too hard on yourself because of your prior shortcomings. So what, failing only lives for a short moment, however, giving up or living someone else's misery lasts longer. Never forget that you are the only one to blame for not going after your best future. Whenever you feel like you’re not good enough and you want to give up, ignore those thoughts and only focus on what the Word of God says about you. Never stop pushing towards your goals even if you have to be successful apart from those who want to see you fail.
Most people may not like you cause you're stronger where they're weaker. - Nerva (You Are Beautiful Ft. Richelle Alexis Charles)
Tip: Don’t get frustrated or be upset with those who want to see you fail. We live in a world where most still struggle to get to where they want to be. So, it’s difficult for them to see what they fail to become. Try to surround yourself with like-minded people who want to see you win. And if necessary, let go of any one who only tears you down in order for you to grow.
Scripture: Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. - Romans 12:19-21