Don’t Listen to the Critics

Society conditions us all to be the lesser version of ourselves.

Inside every one of us, there is a greater version. A 2.0 version of yourself. You know that, or you would not be here reading this.

How do you encourage the spirit that allows you to be the best version of yourself? By cutting off all those messages that condition you to remain as your lesser version.


There’s a saying, that hell on earth is meeting the person that you could have been.

We are all special, we all have a voice and we all have a message to share. But there are going to be forces that try to keep that hidden inside you forever. Many people let those forces win.

You have to forget what other people say. The moment you stop listening to the critics is the moment their words stop controlling you. Then, you can take back control and become the better version of yourself.


There are two kinds of people: red light and green light people. The red light people tell you to stop and remain happy with what you’ve already got. The green light people encourage you to follow your dreams.

Do you hang around red light or green light people?

If you have a lot of the red light people in your life, you have to cut them off. One of John Lee’s students once recorded a voice mail message as follows: “I have been making changes. If I don’t get back to you, you are one of the changes.”

Red light people are afraid of change and afraid that one of their peers will rise above them and expose their own inadequacy. They want to hide in the crowd and hope that no one notices.

But to get where you want to go, you can’t be like that. Don’t fit in with everyone else and don’t listen to the critics.