There will always be people who come into your life (in some way, shape or form) who doubt you; And will tell you this to your face. They're not necessarily always negative people, but because they aren't capable of accomplishing something, they don't believe you can either.
The sad thing is that some of these "downers" actually have a big enough effect on people. The more you listen to them the more you think huh... maybe I can't do this afterall...
These downers are poison! Seriously. Like a Basilisk.. you have to go Harry Potter on their asses and get them through the head with the sword of Griffindor (figuratively speaking, of course).
We encountered a Basilisk downer yesterday morning before we were about to conquer biking the ocean-side. She was a sales lady for timeshares - your typical pushy rude saleslady. But what made me the most angry wasn't the fact that she made fun of our "lifestyle" of naturopathic medicine by telling us to take the stairs up to the second floor. It was the fact that when we told her we were going to bike from our resort to Jupiter which was a 25 mile or 40 km round-trip, she didn't believe we could do it and then told us to be careful not to die.
Seriously?! What gives people the right to tell me I can't accomplish something? Well, we did that bike ride, we got amazing sushi, we went to Juno beach, swam in the ocean and biked all the way back. So all I have to say to you downer Basilisk is SUCK IT! Not to mention the fact that after we got back, although our bums were very sore from the bike seats, we felt amazing!
Let this be a lesson to you all: if you have a goal (especially a workout goal) and someone doesn't believe you can do it, prove them wrong. Just because they aren't physically, emotionally or mentally able to do something, they have no right to put you down and say that it's impossible. It's only impossible to them.
Looking back I almost feel sorry for her. Knowing that she doesn't have goals like I do... knowing that she doesn't believe she can do something. It's kinda sad. But then I remember how rude she was to my boyfriend, and I'm more than happy to pull Griffindor's sword out on her (again, figuratively speaking).